Nursery web spider

15 07 2014

Nursery web spider (Pisaurina mira), photographed at Kenilworth Park and Aquatic Gardens on Sunday morning. Located in that darker blob area directly under the top curve of the leaf are her babies (some already moving around). What you might not notice directly below and left of the spider is the solitary wing of a damselfly, remnants of a past feast.

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Beige Spider





Tiny spider (species unknown)

6 08 2013

Tiny spider (species unknown); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Green Legged Spider lorez





Ditto

7 05 2012

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Spider on Spiderwort (how befitting!)

7 05 2012

Unidentified spider on Spiderwort (Tradescantia); photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Same day, 2008: Spider on Chrysanthemum

20 10 2011

This is one of my all-time favorite spider + flower shots, taken on October 20, 2008, at my favorite local photo haunt—Green Spring Gardens, in Alexandria, VA. With my Nikon D300 and Nikkor 105mm micro lens mounted on a tripod, I shot directly overhead (which puts the flower, spider and top of the bud on the same plane, focus-wise) and fairly wide open aperture-wise (which gives the flower that look of floating because of the out-of-focus background).

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Egyptian Star Flowers (with bonus bug!)

17 10 2011

This one is for Galen, expert bug-spotter. Can you spot the spider (that I just now discovered!) hiding in this photo? Photographed at Green Spring Gardens

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Pollen gathering + bonus bug

1 09 2011

I photographed this (unidentified) little bee (fly?) on an Aster bloom at Green Spring Gardens yesterday. It wasn’t until I opened the raw file in Photoshop that I saw the tiny white spider tucked into the petals. Love me some bonus bugs!

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