Photo of the Week – September 4, 2014

It’s not often the wind is calm enough to get a good sharp photo of a spider in its web, but everything came together nicely late last week as I walked around one of our restored wetlands.  There were a number of long-jawed orbweaver spiders (Tetragnathidae) in their webs, but this one was the most accomodating…

A long-jawed orbweaver in early morning light.  The Nature Conservancy's Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.
A long-jawed orbweaver in early morning light. The Nature Conservancy’s Platte River Prairies, Nebraska.

Of course, I missed a great shot of a nearby spider that had caught a mosquito.  The light was great, the composition was going to be fantastic, but my tripod leg bumped the grass stem holding the web and the spider hightailed it to safety.  Oh well.  I still got to see and enjoy it – I just can’t share it with you.

 

3 thoughts on “Photo of the Week – September 4, 2014

  1. Chris Muldoon September 4, 2014 / 5:48 pm

    Wow! I love those “bug” pictures (easier to write/say than arthropod).

  2. James McGee September 4, 2014 / 11:35 pm

    Sometimes I think Chris puts up a post to try to change the topic. :)

    • James McGee September 5, 2014 / 8:10 pm

      All joking aside, that is a beautiful picture. Those spider’s can have all the mosquitoes they want. With our wet summer we have plenty.

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