Busy, busy, busy

No, not me so much, but the image. I took this one foggy morning when the woods were laden with spiderwebs, trying to capture the two webs in an interesting way. I’m not sure if I succeeded – while I like the look of the upper web, perhaps the lower web is too unfocused, or the background too complicated to carry the image? If you need to see it in better detail, clicking on the image will take you to a higher resolution version.

Unfortunately, most of my photography of late has been insects, since I’ve been unable to find much else and this area isn’t good for scenics. I’m trying to correct that, but in the meantime I’m sparing my four readers from having to see little else but bugs.

As it is, the stats on the blog seem to indicate that I have more people here for the critical thinking bits anyway. There’s nothing wrong with that, I just thought it would be the other way around. If you’re one of those people (you know, those people,) stay tuned, I’ve got more coming up in a day or so.

2 comments to Busy, busy, busy

  • Rayl

    Do you know what kind of spider made these webs?

    • Al Denelsbeck

      Right offhand, no, and you caught me just a little too late this morning – I went in the other direction seeking photos, so I didn’t go through this area or I could’ve gotten some detail shots. Give me a day or two and I’ll probably have a decent answer to that question.

      The area is full of orb weavers, but most of those don’t make horizontal webs, only vertical. The Orchard Orbweaver (Leucauge venusta) is an exception and is pretty common too, but I don’t think I’ve seen them make webs this big, and typically the webs stretch across the tops of bushes and low plants, not up in the air like this (these were 2 – 2.5 meters up, and roughly 40 centimeters across.)

      Check back – you’ve given me a challenge.

      EDIT: See the following post now ;-)