Beyond a shadow of a doubt, this is a long bodied cellar spider. I tried to get some of its web to be visible, as it’s not what people normally think of as a spiderweb.
I had been keeping an eye on this spider. Before laying these eggs, its abdomen was stretched to what looked like near-bursting.
These crevice spiders were living in a piece of rusted metal that was half-buried in my yard. I can’t tell whether this is a male and a female, or two females.
An earwig scurrying across your kitchen table instead of hiding in a dark crevice is a sure sign that something is wrong with it. After I crushed it, I knew immediately that the coiled white threads spilling out of it were not intestines.
They were parasites.
So I put it in a small bowl of water to watch them wriggle free of their host.
I finally captured an insect’s compound eyes on camera; this dragonfly was the lucky winner.
This jumping spider literally dropped in on my laptop.
Ants are drinking from the buds of the Peonies.
The garden is just coming to life.
I wanted to try out a few shots of a spider, while backlit by a sunset. It’s a fairly common orb weaver.
Here are some pictures of my neighborhood taken with my modified IR camera.
They have a strangely surreal quality to them.
This grasshopper does a convincing job of looking like a piece of stone.