This lady is an appropriately named Black and Yellow Garden Spider. I think I found one outside the front door about this time last year. This year she’s inside the screen door. I think they like the ivy.
I know this is a female since the males are significantly smaller (less than a centimeter, [...]
Mr. Dragonfly was still there this morning, so I went back with the ISO not turned up to Insane.
I was hoping to get natural light pictures, but sadly there’s a reasonable breeze so I still had to use the flash. But hey.
Here’s a close-up. And people think Michelle Bachmann has [...]
I noticed this dragonfly sleeping outside while letting the dogs out for Last Call.
I spent an hour taking pictures of it, all the while forgetting that I set the ISO to A ZILLION to help me focus. So these are all a LOT noisier than they need to be. Oh well. This one’s [...]
I saw one of these spiders a few years ago – it made a web in my driveway that was several feet across and I almost walked into it.
They’re actually quite skittish and tend to run away from people. This is a feature I appreciate in spiders.
Anyway, I found this one [...]