Got an Eye on You

Bridger spotted this large spider (is it a tarantula?) at night and placed a can over him so I could make his portrait in the morning.


Nikon D5100 f/8 ISO 1600 1/180 sec 300mm – Summer 2012

I love its glowing, green eye! When I zoom in, the eye is faceted like a jewel. Chickens were milling around when I removed the can. The spider wisely held perfectly still as I snapped his photo, and the chickens did not spot him.


Charlotte’s Web fans will recognize that famous greeting by which Wilbur met his best friend. Could this web have been created by one of Charlotte’s descendants?


Nikon D5100 f/13 ISO 800 1/250s Nikkor 55-300@300mm – Summer 2012

It has a cheery, artistic look to it, and glints of sunlight spark off it in such a magical way – it sparks my imagination 🙂