Surprise in your face. by barnsis


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Here at home in Southeast Missouri I ride my ATV more than I do in any other vehicle on a daily basis. Every day finds me traveling the woods trails for one place to another on the ATV. This is the type of surprise I often get right in the face as I travel these trails, a spiderweb.

This fine specimen of spider architecture was about two feet in diameter and just face high with me sitting on the ATV. Lucky it was a foggy morning and I saw it before I wiped it out with my face.

Spider webs are such amazing feats of construction, the anchor points of this one are over 10 feet off of the ground and over 8 feet apart. I know spiders can not really fly but how do they get from one place to another to anchor a web like this in four to six different points then back to the center to create this fantastically designed trap. How can such tiny creatures even see such a huge – to them – area and plan such intricate constructions. I know your answer, “Watch the Animal Planet!”

Sony Cybershot 12.1 on macro


insect, nature, spider, spider web

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  • spiritgurl
    spiritgurlabout 4 years ago

    Awesome Web Catch My Friend:) And You Are Lucky…I Would Not Want That Spider On Me!xoxox Love The Dimond Shapes:)

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 4 years ago

    Cool image!!!

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerabout 4 years ago

    Awesome capture…excellent :-)

  • Thank you

    – barnsis

  • ZeeZeeshots
    ZeeZeeshotsabout 4 years ago

    Excellent capture! Thanks for the info!

  • Thank you and your welcome☺

    – barnsis

  • Enivea
    Eniveaabout 4 years ago

    Fantastic Byron, great shot too…lol! Glad you didn’t wipe it off with your face:-))

  • Thanks, I had already found two with my face before I saw this one.

    – barnsis

  • nmbrplus
    nmbrplusabout 4 years ago

    That is so cool…fantastic capture….they are God’s creatures like you and I….the knowledge and skill is omnipresence…..a gift of Light :-)) ….beautiful shot! jd

  • Thank you very much, I agree

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 4 years ago

    wow… another web… with the spider this time… and i was right… he’s a biggie! my daughter (from florida) took a pic of a spider there that looked just like this one… can’t remember the name tho… will send you a BM tomorrow with a link… maybe i’d better do it tonight before i forget! hahaha… nite my friend… barb

  • Both images are of the same web actually, one full size and the other close up. I couldn’t open your daughters page, she will have to have me as a friend

    – barnsis

  • BCallahan
    BCallahanabout 4 years ago

    not exactly the same but similar…. nite again

  • BarbL
    BarbLabout 4 years ago

    Wow! That is an amazing capture, bro! The detail is fantastic and I’m with you…in total awe of their construction skills. Great shot!

  • Thank you sis. Not as good as the ones with water beads but ok I think.

    – barnsis

  • Virginia McGowan
    Virginia McGowanabout 4 years ago

    great photo though! ….

  • Thanks Ginni

    – barnsis

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