Spider and its Web

Its the first Monday of the year and I have another photo (or set of photos) for you. Now, I am not really fond of insects but I am really fond of macro photography. Whenever I notice a particular insect that can be photographed, I go for my camera and take shots.

Once I was walking by in a passage of a building and found this spider and its intricate web. I immediately got my camera and started taking photos. You can see some of them in the gallery below. I tried to get the web too but it was very difficult, mainly because of the sky behind. Nevertheless, you can still see the web in the photos in some areas.

Particularly, see the odd zig-zag formation on the web near the spider’s lower left legs in the first photograph. I don’t know what the spider was going for there. Also, in the full resolution, you can see kind of hairs on the spider’s legs (known as Scopulae, I think).

  • Husain Bengali

    You’re not able to see the web primarily because it is out of focus; not because of the sky. The point of focus is, correctly, the spider’s eyes. You could have got both in focus by increasing the depth of field a bit.

    Looks like Himagiri in the background.

    That’s an odd spider with legs all paired up. Did you try getting bitten by it? If you did, do you now see/hear/jump better?

    • Anonymous

      The web is mostly out of focus but in some parts you can see it. It gets overcast by sky for most of its part so you don’t realize to look for it below either. The fact that it is mostly out of focus makes it further invisible.

      I have heard it is not uncommon for spiders to pair its legs that way. That is why, I did not bother trying to get bitten. I don’t want to become just some spiderman.