I went through my photo library and selected eight of my favorite spider images from this year that I had never shared. Hopefully none of them scare you away!
This week I photographed some aphids that were on our indoor mint plant.
I’m disappointed to say that I did not take a single picture last week, but that means you get to see three little leafhoppers I’ve been saving for such an occasion.
A German yellowjacket was hibernating on the ceiling of my mother’s shed. After knocking it down, I let it crawl onto a leaf and then a stump to photograph it.
After a cold week, I only found a few midges outside to photograph yesterday. That reminded me of this tiny, white midge I had photographed in October. It was barely noticeable, peeking into our nice, warm house, but a macro lens revealed its true midge identity.
It was 35 degrees Fahrenheit after sunset last night, but it wasn’t too cold for a crab spider (Thomisidae) to be out and about. You might say it was a cool crab spider.
The temperature was fairly warm this weekend, so yesterday afternoon I went outside to see if there were any bugs still hanging around the yard to photograph. And of course there were still bugs around, because there are always bugs around.
A close look at salt and pepper, in black-and-white.
Fall leaves are like snowflakes – they fall to the ground, they are unique, and it’s impossible to photograph all of them.
A Phidippus audax was staking out our amethyst basil plant, and in doing so it provided me with a lot of great of photo opportunities against a colorful background.