Garden Orb Spider Images

Captured in 2009, I spent some interesting times shooting Garden Spiders around my rural Missouri home. At one time, I counted 6 of these beautiful orb spiders that were staking claim to part of my greenhouse, all at once. Here are a couple of my favorites:

Garden Spider, busy encasing a grasshopper inside a silky cocoon:

Yellow Garden Spider with grasshopper in web

And this interesting shot of the finished “seal-a-meal”, which I’ve titled “Just Hanging Around on the Web”:

Wrapped-up grasshopper in spider web

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 1D Mark 2 camera body
  • Canon 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3021 tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/11 and f/10
  • Shutter 1/1600 sec. and 1/100 sec.
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