Before everything froze last month, I found this Phidippus audax on a Swiss Chard leaf in the garden. Here it is eating a plant bug. This was our first year growing Swiss Chard, and along with it being good for salads and sandwiches, it add ...
A spider looks good on pink, don’t you think?
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.
When shooting handheld macro photos, especially of live animals, I’m either sort of lucky or very lucky to get a correctly focused image on the first try, so I usually take several shots to hopefully get one in focus. That means I occasionally end up with two or more similar images. This week, I used similar spider images to make some simple GIFs.
Remember the post a few weeks ago about the big, shy jumping spider? I found what could be her offspring hunting in the garden.
This female jumping spider’s abdomen was swollen because she was getting close to laying eggs. She unsuccessfully tried hiding behind some gravel rocks as I took pictures.