A visit before the rains

Let’s hope she makes it.  Her web is already looking a bit ragged.

17 responses

  1. Paula Kellinger

    Oh geeze nini,

    It’s lookin’ pretty fragile!!!!!



    October 28, 2012 at 5:41 pm

  2. How very pretty! 😉 I love this one!

    October 28, 2012 at 8:37 pm

  3. I’m sure I’ve said this before, but your photographs get me rooting for creatures I would normally be indifferent to (at best). She’s a beautiful creature. And it’s a wonderfully complex composition. I love it.

    October 28, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    • This is the best compliment I could ever get, Richard, so thank you, thank you. It means a lot to me that my photographs could potentially change another person’s perspective on these little beings. I’m glad you like the composition of the shot. I was delighted that she actually came prancing out yesterday, instead of scurrying back to her funnel. It may have been the last time I’ll see her: the rains are coming down hard now from the tropical storm, and I don’t know if her web can withstand the stress. I’ll find out in the coming days.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:33 pm

  4. Super special spider

    October 28, 2012 at 10:17 pm

    • I’m so glad you think so! Thank you. She’s been very special to me, since I’ve been following her over the course of the last couple of months. She has been somewhat of a collaborator with me in some of my posts, since I’ve featured her web here several times. (If you click “Filaments” on my tags, you’ll see some of her work.) I’m worried about her now because the winds from the tropical storm are beating down on her web, and I’m not sure she’ll make it.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:36 pm

  5. Lovely photo. Such a delicate web. Hang tight! (Both of you!)

    October 29, 2012 at 1:36 am

    • Thank you, Carissa. I’m hoping she’s hanging tight. I’m eager to check on her, but it’s pouring down so hard at the moment, that I’ll just have to wait.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:39 pm

  6. Wow-she’s big!

    October 29, 2012 at 10:53 am

    • Yes, she is on the large side. 🙂 I’m keeping my fingers crossed that she’ll still be there after the storm passes.

      October 29, 2012 at 4:41 pm

  7. fantastic capture of a creepy thing. 🙂 The details are amazing.

    October 29, 2012 at 9:40 pm

    • Although this spider doesn’t realize it, she’s been the co-artist in a number of my photographs. Her web-work is amazing! She’s a fascinating little being that I’ve observed over the last couple of months.. I’m hoping very much that she has survived the raging winds and rain that we’ve experienced as a result of Hurricane Sandy. It’s wonderful how we become attached to tiny creatures like this. 🙂

      October 30, 2012 at 11:58 am

  8. I probably shouldn’t be looking at this just before I go to bed !

    October 29, 2012 at 11:56 pm

  9. elmediat

    Wonderful detail and colour. Did you use HDR ?

    November 5, 2012 at 5:30 am

    • Thank you. I did not use HDR but did process the image in Lightroom.

      November 17, 2012 at 2:25 am

  10. oh it scares me…

    November 26, 2012 at 1:24 pm

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