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Archive for November 21st, 2014

Okay, so here’s the spider

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Argiope aurantia Spider and Small Feather 8238

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Now you get to see the Argiope aurantia spider that spun the web that snagged the feather that caught the attention of the photographer in Great Hills Park on October 19th.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman


Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 21, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Small white feather caught in spiderweb

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Small White Feather Caught in Argiope aurantia Web 8244

A few posts ago you saw an October 19th photograph of a hover fly on frostweed flowers in Great Hills Park (in fact only about a hundred feet from the place where, a month later, I took the frostweed ice trick picture you saw last time). Another thing I found during the October jaunt was a small white feather caught in the web of an Argiope aurantia spider. I tried my hand at a bunch of photographs, but due to the low light and the breeze—even a little air movement causes a lot of feather movement—I had trouble getting the whole feather in focus at the same time. In this image fortune favored me and most all the parts came out sharp.

© 2014 Steven Schwartzman

Written by Steve Schwartzman

November 21, 2014 at 5:29 AM

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