Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 06/11/2013


Photo taken on June 10, 2013


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Gorgeous Daddy Long Leg Spider

Gorgeous Daddy Long Leg Spider
The only kind of spider around here that gives me the creeps is this one! The reason they freak me out is that when they are disturbed, they bounce on their web and vibrate in place. As a child, these spiders made me scream my head off! When they are frightened, they run away and their legs are really scary looking as they run. As I grew up, my fear subsided, especially when I found out that spiders are much more afraid of us than we are of them.

After I got a camera, I was surprised that spiders began to really fascinate me. Once I understood that spiders weren't "out to get me", I would approach them slowly with my camera and suddenly I was taking good pictures of them and discovered how beautiful they could be.

Today I was watching my porch spider, Roscoe, as she worked on her web, and I happened to look up into the upper part of the alcove. I knew there were some daddy long legs up there, but this one got my attention--look at the beautiful pattern on its abdomen!!! SO BEAUTIFUL! I have certainly come a long way from the little girl who used to yell her head off if I ever saw one of these spiders bounce or run around! :D

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Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great macro shot.
4 years ago.
Koko Nut
Koko Nut
truly great macro, and yes, they fascinate me too, now. as long as they don't catch me by surprise! then i still yelp.
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
I'm not a great fan of spiders on any given day. But sure are fascinating!
4 years ago.
neira-Dan
neira-Dan
une pure merveille !!
4 years ago.
Eliane Lefevre
Eliane Lefevre
Superbe !!
4 years ago.