On a rainy day

One of the few, so I’ve been confined inside and I was tidying up my pics when I came across this one. It is interesting on lots of different levels. There’s a lot going on. It was taken by my husband who picked up the camera while I attempted to take a photo with my phone. I was inside an old wreck surrounded by spiders, taking a photo through the window. Later on a managed to slowly open the window without disturbing the amazing web.

Today, I noticed the two reflections in the window; the paddocks and if you look carefully you can see the reflection of the spider in the phone. Click here and here to see the photos I took.

More Orb Weaver

I love my photos of this spider in its web, so I thought I’d post some more.

From different angles… If you missed the other pics of it click here.

Orb Weaver – Trichonephila (family Araneidae)

My next door neighbour told me about a huge spider in his yard and of course I just had to go see it. It’s web was amazing stretching out up to 3 metres. It was attached to the door of a wrecked car. To take these photos I scrambled in through the passenger side door and climbed over into the passenger seat. I took some blurred photos through the window, but I wasn’t happy with those. Then, I very gently lowered the window. The web stayed intact and I got these close ups through the open window, always keeping a look out in case it had friends lurking about inside the wreck. I was very uncomfortable so close to the spider.

I posted the photo to a web site and it was identified for me, It was apparently discovered by a Frederich Dahl in 1911.

I’m wondering if the last photo shows its eggs being stored in the web for later on.