Monday, September 15, 2008

I'm not usually into bugs...

....but I couldn't pass up the opportunity to take pictures of this guy when I got to school on Friday. She/he was attached to our back door, and I thought the web was beautiful. Someone at school said it was a writing spider, and if she/he wrote your name, you would die. I fully expect to die anyway, but if that thing comes up with MY name, that's one intelligent spider. I wish I had had my big camera with me, but the pocket-sized Canon was all I had at the time. And it was overcast as well.




I am also on a kick of taking pictures of the moon as it comes up between two trees right next to our neighbors' house. But if I open the aperture enough or keep the shutter open long enough, naturally it comes out blurry. (And I have now officially exhausted my knowledge of photography.) So tonight I stopped at Best Buy and used my Rewards Zone certificates to purchase a tripod. Unfortunately, I'll have to stay up until dark to see if I can get a decent picture.

I liked this shot even if it was blurry. It has sort of an Edgar Allan Poe feel to it I think.

3 comments:

Badger said...

Ahh, yes. A lovely example of the Argiope Aurantia, or the Black and Yellow Garden Spider for the rest of us. Very beneficial and harmless. BTW - It's a her...

MamaNeena said...

If I saw that bug outside my house I would move away so f*%^ing fast!!!

(I don't like bugs)

Debateur said...

Wow those are some nice shots. I can't do night photography at all. I was supposed to go to a class but it didn't start until 10:00 and that was way past my bedtime !