09.18.2021 Spidurday…mini edition

The other night as I wandered with my flashlight looking for subjects I found this orbweaver amongst my blueberry bush leaves. It was tiny…I almost couldn’t see it at all and the only thing giving it away was the light shining on the web.  Just a little speck of a spider…not a whole lot bigger than this period. There was a slight breeze so the 1/250th second was a help.  But only two of the shots were approaching sharp, this being the closest.

Orbweaver, possibly Eustala anastera-Humpbacked Orbweaver. Beautiful abdomen pattern. These have several basic patterns that can be variable so my possible ID is possibly not quite accurate. I believe the genus is correct.

About Steve Gingold

I am a Nature Photographer with interests in all things related. Water, flowers, insects and fungi are my main interests but I am happy to photograph wildlife and landscapes and all other of Nature's subjects.
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14 Responses to 09.18.2021 Spidurday…mini edition

  1. Nice going with such a tiny subject.

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  2. Ann Mackay says:

    Nice catch! (Which, no doubt, is what the spider was hoping for.) 🙂

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  3. Eliza Waters says:

    Pretty pattern, great camera work!

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  4. Very nice Steve! Did you light it with the flashlight?

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  5. Peter Klopp says:

    I am greatly impressed by your night shot, Steve! Was it done by the camera flash or with merely the flashlight?

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  6. Lovely spotting and what a beauty illuminated in the torchlight!

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  7. Todd Henson says:

    Subjects like this can be such a challenge, so nice work capturing it. It’s amazing how much a small breeze can affect a spider on a web.

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    • Thanks, Todd! And our body gives off hear which creates little eddys. And the flashlight I use, 700 lumens bright, heats up to the point that it almost burns my fingers so that puts out some heat as well.


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