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Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Black and White Wednesday

It is that time of the year - the big garden spiders are busy with their splendid webs - I see them everywhere and wish I could get photos of every one of them.
This one is right outside our front door, hanging from the edge of the roof - you can see the wing of the Great Blue Heron wind chime and a couple of yellow pear tomatoes, it is a very tall tomato plant, almost reaching the gutters. 

And yesterday on the way home I glanced at the telephone wires along a busy street and saw three big webs.  So I had to turn around and find a safe spot to park so I could get the photos. 

 The three webs were almost identical - made by one spider or by three?
I didn't see any spiders in the webs - wonder where they went.
And for Zoom In-Zoom Out - the webs were perfect.

19 comments:

J said...

Amazing! Not only your striking photos, but the capability of nature to fascinate us with such beauty. Black and white is the perfect venue for these shots!

Rowan said...

I'm afraid I don't make close inspections of spider webs! I admit that they are beautiful especially when sparkling with raindrops or early morning dew. I have absolutely NO desire to meet with their makers though!

Mascha said...

Wonderful! I like spiders, they are really artists... (often they are hiding near by the web and waiting, you cannot see...)

GardenOfDaisies said...

What amazing shots you got!! We have a not so little spider friend on the side of the house that spins a huge web from our bushes all the way over to the next door neighbors house. Luckily I don't have to walk through on that side very often. Web in the face is not fun.

Missus Wookie said...

Lovely lighting here. I love spotting all the webs at this time of year - not so fond of walking into them however.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

These are such fabulous shots -- it is SO hard to photograph spiders webs but you are clearly a master at it! Perfect for Halloween too.

eileeninmd said...

Awesome shots of the web, well,done!

The Weaver of Grass said...

They really are exquisite - pity the same cannot be said of the things that weave them.

Kay said...

These are gorgeous shots! I think the webs are so nice at this time of the year because there's enough frost to highlight them. (I saw a spider emerge the other day when a fly got caught in the edge of its web. It was a short and merciless battle. They hide until something gets tangled and they feel the web vibrate.)

marshaleith said...

amazing webs...I would have stopped to get out to photograph them too!

Maggie said...

Fantastic shots of the webs and I had to smile to myself when you said you spotted some and had to stop to photograph them. I am so often tempted to stop when driving!

Powell River Books said...

I used to love to take black and white photos and process the film and prints myself. Now that I can do it at the click of a mouse, I don't. Go figure. - Margy

helena said...

stunning shots of the webs - I love to see them and admire the intricate constructions

Jeanne said...

Wow, these are amazing!!

Julie Fukuda said...

Did you get permission from those spiders to reproduce their art?
Really, they are just beautiful!

bailey-road.com said...

What fantastic captures!

Lorrie said...

Spider webs are amazing pieces of work and art. Your photos do them justice. Wonderful!

Adrienne said...

Aren't spider webs fun!! Especially when the "owner" isn't home!! Fun captures - thanks for linking up!

Candy S said...

Beautiful! The webs look so perfect, especially the one glistening in the sunlight on your porch (that is one tall tomato plant you have there by the web).