Saturday, 15 September 2012

Saturday Snapshot: Spider

Saturday Snapshot is hosted by Alyce @ At Home With Books. Post photos YOU (or a friend) have taken, old or new. Just keep it clean folks.










I participated in a photo a day challenge/contest last month (well it was more like a 5 photo a day challenge to be precise) which was loads of fun. I didn't win, but I had a blast participating and once it was over I felt a tiny bit forlorn that I was no longer having to snap pictures everyday. I thought this meme would be a good way to share some of the pictures I took over the course of the contest, and a way for me to keep up my new instagram addiction. 

Taking a spider in its web photo is actually harder than you might think. Well, at least it was hard for a photography novice like myself. 

Ever had a scary spider encounter? 
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31 comments:

  1. Spiders may be scary, but that web is a work of art. It's a lovely picture. My Snapshot is at http://goo.gl/ZsnvZ

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  2. As an Australian I can't be too scared of spiders, we have too many of them. Nasty black ones sure, but itty bitty spiders in a web, that's just cute. I like how it's made the web in the wire.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! Spiders don't really bother me that much because I see so many of them. Especially when there is a change in weather, I'll find heaps of those nasty black ones crawling out of the woodwork.

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  3. Hey, that is a great shot. Good work. I enlarged it and saw the crafty little devil, vividly.
    I can't stand spiders, but when I find them around here, I always... relocate them rather that kill them. I feel they have a right to terrorize other creatures all they want, as long as it isn't me.

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    1. Yeah, it's a bit hard to see as it's only a teeny, tiny one! That's good that you relocate them, I must admit that unfortunately I'm not that kind.

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  4. The web does look great. I included a photo of a zipper spider web in my Saturday Snapshot a few weeks ago. That spider was big and definitely dominated the photo. Your photo is much more subtle and artsy. Here's Mine

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    1. Thanks :) I'll have to go check out your spider photo now.

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  5. Capturing a spider web like that is very difficult and you did a fantastic job!

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  6. It is hard to get a good photo of a spider in its web - you did well.

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    1. Yeah especially when the spider is on the move! Thank you.

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  7. You captured that one beautifully! The spider encounters I hate are the ones where I walk through an invisible web and think there's probably a spider on me for the rest of the day -gah!-

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    1. I hate when that happens too! I can tolerate most creepy crawlies, just not when they're crawling on me!

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  8. I do love the intricacy of webs...even as I'm chasing them away from the beams in my rooms, I have to admire them.

    Thanks for sharing...and here's MY SATURDAY SNAPSHOT POST

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    1. I don't mind admiring spider webs out in nature, but in the house...not so much!

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  9. Terrific picture! Depth of field makes your shot kinda spooky! Not a fan of spiders ... at all. They belong outside and not in my house!

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    1. I never thought of it as spooky! It's so cool to get different perspectives on it. And I totally agree!

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  10. I am always amazing by the industriousness of the spider. such a a great capture.

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  11. There is something amazing and beautiful about spider webs. Even the spiders amaze me as long as they stay on their web and do not come into the house to visit. We found a rather large Black Widow spider at my mother-in-law's house last week. We did try to destroy her. After all my mother-in-law is 88 and would not survive a black widow bite!! She was crafty though, ever time we came close she disappeared behind the siding. We finally had to bring on the big guns, Home Defense spray.

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    1. That are very clever. They can sense when someone's going in for the kill for sure. I've thankfully never come across a deadly spider (or not that I know of anyway!)

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  12. That's a fasinating spider web. I tried taking once it was invisible! Great picture!

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    1. Thanks! In a few of the shots I tried to take the web didn't show up. Tricky!

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  13. Spider webs are difficult to take photos of. I think it's easiest when there's a heavy frost, or at least rain drops on the web. And I've had too many scary spider encounters to list here. Nothing poisonous mind you, but many accounts of being surprised by huge hairy creepy spiders. Yuck!

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  14. I love looking at intricate spider webs, though not a big fan of the spiders themselves!
    My Saturday Snapshot

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  15. That's a great picture! You might not see the spider, but it shows the spider up nicely.

    My worst spider encounter was one sleepy morning when I was getting in the shower. I pushed back the shower curtain (fortunately, I wasn't *in* the tub yet) and a Ginormous (honest--biggest spider I've ever seen live and in person) spider jumped from the corner of the tub at me. Definitely NOT what one wants to see first thing in the morning!

    Here's my Snapshot.

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  16. I find spiders and their webs mesmerizing; this is beautiful.

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  17. It looks just like Charlotte's Web -- very cool!

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  18. You did very well, love it. I'm not terribly fond of spiders, but they are very useful.

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  19. What a great topic to photograph. Have a look at my page! Weird coincidence.

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