Thursday, August 26, 2010

You Capture :: Get Outside

The topic the week at You Capture was get outside.
The other afternoon when I was at my parents' house
I saw the most amazing spider web glistening in the sun.
I swear, it looked like Charlotte's web from far away.
When I went to admire it, I saw a terrifying spider waiting to eat me.
I risked life and limb and squirmed and prayed
to God that it wouldn't jump onto me while I tried to photograph it.

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Doesn't she look like she just scurried
out of a Tim Burton movie?


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21 comments:

singedwingangel said...

Believe it or not that particular type of spider is what Charlotte was based around. They are called Writing spiders for the way they reinforce their webs with unique designs. They can get bigger then that and they LOVE flower beds. Ihave one outside right now that is about half the size of my hand. That one is probably a female cause she is muted colors. The males are this BRIGHT yellow and sometimes streaks of orange in them

Caroline of Salsa Pie said...

Salutations!

Love this shot. She is amazing. I love to see spiders on a web outside, but I have a slight phobia of them when they are in my house!

Tima said...

Love this shot. Wish I could get great pics!

Sue said...

Oh, you are a brave one!

And your reward?

An amazing photo...

=)

Jill said...

that picture scares me, even though it's breathtaking.

Amy said...

WOW, great photo! I definitely would have been too scared to get that close.

I love Tim Burton movies! This spider truly looks like it was created by the Master of All Things Creepy.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

holy crap balls. i would shit myself if that thing was anywhere near me. u r so brave!

R Montalban said...

I cannot get this image out of my head, that and the one you did yesterday of the first autumn leaf (autumn coming in, spiders getting ready to lay their eggs (or eat their prey) - Halloween a knocking at the door soon! It is really quite something.

KarmaPearl said...

I almost walked face-first into a Writing Spider's web once, and I almost lost my damn mind. I was convinced that it was some sort of exotic spider that had escaped from some crate full of exotic spiders from a far-away place. When I dragged my husband to see it, he said, "Oh. Writing spider. They're all over down here."
*shudder*

vanilla said...

From this arachnophile to a courageous arachnophobe. Thanks for screwing up your courage and nailing down this picture, Leigh. She is gorgeous.

Chrystal said...

Great picture. I Have a picture of the same exact spider on my blog this week only mine was on steroids. LOL

Christy said...

Oh my gosh, what an amazing picture! oh, kinda creeps me out too ;-)

Kristol Faucheux said...

that is SO crazy that you posted this picture today, because just this morning, I took a picture of a huge spider that is living at the top of the wreath on our front door. Lucky for me, I was able to take the picture from the inside of the door... so no worries of it jumping on me. The picture you took was incredible.

Bec said...

Ugh- I woke up with spider bites the other day so spent the day cleaning all the bedding and shaking out pillows and flipping the mattress, etc. Annoying little buggers.

bec@theiheartblog

Elaine A. said...

Ew. and also? Beautiful! Excellent capture! Thank you for taking risks for such a wonderful photo! ;)

Renegades said...

Cool spider photo. I'd have smashed it with my shoe before the click could go off on my camera.

Renegades said...

Cool spider photo. I'd have smashed it with my shoe before the click could go off on my camera.

Carrie said...

Beautiful spider and great picture!

Life with Kaishon said...

That is the coolest spider ever! And I just want to thank you for risking your life to capture it for us : ) How lucky are we? : )

Thanks for reminding me to get a picture of a web. That is one of those things I have been wanting to capture all summer but I keep forgetting! : )

pandabox33 said...

This spider is impressive.

Tracey said...

I love pictures of spider webs... I love pics of bugs despite the ick factor . Great shot :)

Tracey @ Inspire Me Photography