Friendly Neighborhood Spider

This morning while cleaning the balcony; I had to displace a seven legged spider that had decided to take up residence on the broom handle. But he did pose for a glamour shot before I moved the broom.

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Seven legged spider

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Bonus: An unpublished spider picture from April

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Boris the Spider

While I was out this weekend, when I was out looking for small things to take pictures of  I found some of the local wildlife which fit my photography goals nicely. I found some Orb -Weaver spiders, a common site in the pacific northwest, and was able to capture some pretty amazing photos of them.

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This picture is less amazing when you realize how large the spider is

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That spider is about the size of a quarter

More amazingly, two of the spiders I found were in the process of building their webs. I remembered that my camera has the ability to shoot video and was able to hold it decently still to answer a question I’ve always wondered: How do spiders build their webs?