Friendly Neighborhood Spider

This morning while cleaning the balcony; I had to displace a seven legged spider that had decided to take up residence on the broom handle. But he did pose for a glamour shot before I moved the broom.


Seven legged spider


Bonus: An unpublished spider picture from April

Boris the Spider

While I was out this weekend, when I was out looking for small things to take pictures of  I found some of the local wildlife which fit my photography goals nicely. I found some Orb -Weaver spiders, a common site in the pacific northwest, and was able to capture some pretty amazing photos of them.


This picture is less amazing when you realize how large the spider is


That spider is about the size of a quarter

More amazingly, two of the spiders I found were in the process of building their webs. I remembered that my camera has the ability to shoot video and was able to hold it decently still to answer a question I’ve always wondered: How do spiders build their webs?