Black Widow by Carla Jensen

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This is a Black Widow . I found her hanging out under my truck last summer when I was watering the front yard. First I need to let ya’ll know that I really really hate spiders off all kinds much less one as deadly as this one is !!! What I did next was run into the house and got my camera to take pictures of her !!! I know I was shock when I realized what I was doing !!! lol lol . Over the next few days i had taken a few photos of her but then i was also noticing that she was getting bigger !!! That means babies where soon to be here , so I had to find out what I could get to get ride of her before that could happen!!! I was able to do just that ..get rid of her before we have a whole lot of them running around here…I have grand kids so I couldn’t let that happen …But for the time she was here I got some great photos of her and this is one of them ,,,, Its creepy but I hope you enjoy them ! Thanks

This was taken in Odessa, Texas USA at my home with a Panasonic FZ50.


1.This one was featured in the… 100% group
2.This was Featured in the…Arachnids Group!
3.This was Featured in the …American Southwest Group!
4. This was Featured in…The World As We See It or As We Missed It Group! 09/02/2010
5. This was Featured in the…Close-ups in Nature Group! 09/16/2010
6. This was Featured in…The Group group! 07/27/2011
7. This was Featured in the…Urban Wildlife Group! 01/13/2012
8. This was top 10 in a challenge in …The Insects, Bugs and Creepy Crawlies Group! 11/03/2012

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Photography to me is a way to preserve the astounding wonders of our world. It is a way of bringing life to lifelessness, to stir our emotions upon seeing something fantastic.
Hope you enjoyed viewing through my eyes.

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  • Hannah Fenton-Williams
    Hannah Fenton-...about 6 years ago

    Creepy but awesome!

  • Thank you so very much …Hannah!! And yes I will have to agree very creepy!!

    – Carla Jensen

  • Smudger
    Smudgerabout 6 years ago

    scary but wonderful photograph

  • Thank you very much ….Steve!! So glad you like this!

    – Carla Jensen

  • Jerame    *
    Jerame *about 6 years ago

    This has been featured in the 100% group! Congratulations!

  • OH WOW!!!! Thank you so very much for the feature!!! What a fantastic thing to wake up and see that you have been featured in a group!!!

    – Carla Jensen

  • keki
    kekiabout 6 years ago


  • Thank you so much much…keki!!!

    – Carla Jensen

  • Arek Rainczuk
    Arek Rainczukabout 6 years ago

    Congrats on the feature,
    love the photo- excellent DoF and I especially like the detail on her belly.

    I’ll post the photo I took of a Redback spider (Australian Black Widow) guarding her two cocoons

  • Thank you very much …Arek!!! I am doing the happy happy dance !!! lol lol :)

    – Carla Jensen

  • Norman Repacholi
    Norman Repacholiabout 6 years ago

    Great capture Carla

  • Many many Thanks ….Norman!! so glad you like this !

    – Carla Jensen

  • Andrew Murrell
    Andrew Murrellabout 6 years ago

    Cool image and I must admit that that spider is identical to the Australian Redback except the red mark in on the top of the abdomon. thanks for sharing.

  • Thank you very much….Andrew !!! I am soooo happy ya’ll like this photo !!!

    – Carla Jensen

  • MuscularTeeth
    MuscularTeethabout 6 years ago

    superb capture.

  • WayoftheWarrior
    WayoftheWarriorabout 6 years ago


  • janetlee
    janetleeabout 6 years ago

    I admire your bravery. Excellent capture. Sorry you had to get rid of her, but totally understand.
    Congrats on the feature!

  • Thank you so very much..janetlee!!! I was really surprized at myself when I realized I ran in the house to get my camera to take a picture of her! At the time it didn’t even cross my mind that I really really do not like spiders LOL LOL !

    – Carla Jensen

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