Oct 4, 2006

Funnel Webs of The Hobo Spider

Here I go with multiple photo posts again but when you receive a beautiful gift from nature, its simply too hard to choose just one or two to share.

One night last week we had a heavy dew and the next morning I noticed these funnel webs all over the ground. They sparkled like jewels from the water drops clinging to them. Each funnel led to an opening where the occupant could hide and await their prey.





Some of them looked like carpets of jewels




And in one I even found the occupant at home.

12 comments:

  1. Faye, these shots are fascinating! I've never seen anything like this.

    Bravo! Nita

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  2. Oh My good!!
    Wounderful!
    Terrific the spider!
    great!
    Ciao!!

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  3. The detail is amazing. How complex the simple spider.

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  4. Good work! The water droplets are beautiful!

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  5. Ok..I'll be honest on one hand I wanna say ewww.... but on the other it is such a great detailed shot I wanna say Yeaaah! I love your capture her. Brave soul you are. Your timing was impecable..

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  6. My 12-yr-old grandson is spending a few days with us, and just this morning as he was sleepily eating his breakfast, I commented on the complexity of the universe and the beginning of life as we know it, and the mystery....Can't wait 'til he gets home to see these photos. Love itsy-bitsy spider!

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  7. Great photos Faye!!! Excellent, in fact :)

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  8. I love these shots of mother nature at it's finest.

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  9. How freaky! I've never seen webs like that before. Excellent pics.

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  10. exelentes fotografias
    very very good pics

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  11. I love all these photos but I think I like the second last one the best. The water droplets are neat and the whole picture is so full of clarity.

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