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In the bushes

Discussion in 'Nature' started by TonyTurley, Sep 6, 2013.

  1. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Walking our dog late yesterday evening, I came across a bunch of Rose-of-Sharon growing along a ditch. I also came across a pair of spiders. The little one's web was already built, and the bigger one was busy going back and forth, spinning a larger web right beside of the smaller one. It was rather cool - in a creepy sort of way - to watch the bigger spider busy at its work.

    Tony

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  2. Bimjo

    Bimjo Super Moderator

    Oct 28, 2011
    Washington State
    Jim
    I've often marveled at how a spider knows where it is in "web space" to create the web. And the speed with which they build them.
     
  3. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Yeah, that orange-ish spider made focusing a challenge, as it was going back and forth at a pretty good clip.
     
  4. macro

    macro TalkEmount Regular

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    Feb 3, 2012
    New Zealand
    Danny Young
    Jan would be running at a heck of a pace in the other direction Tony :). Nice shots mate and well seen.

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  5. TonyTurley

    TonyTurley TalkEmount Hall of Famer

    Apr 24, 2013
    West Virginia, USA
    Thanks Danny. I don't know what kind of arachnids you guys have in NZ, but if they are anything like the Aussies' Funnel Web Spider, I'd be using a very long lens to get the pic, instead of being a foot or so away. :D

    Tony