From A Fly’s Perspective

From a fly’s perspective caught in a spider web. How do you get out of that? Erm, you don’t. Double click on images to enlarge. Sheet Web, rear garden, Staffordshire, England. July 2017.

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Spinning Autumn

Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) female, September 2017, rear garden, Staffordshire, England.

Spinning Around

I came across this Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) busy spinning a new web in my garden. Photograph of Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus), taken August 2016, rear garden , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D7200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens.

A Deady Game of Survival

I guess the fight for survival could have gone either way in the above image. I came across this Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus) in its orb web with a nicely wrapped up food parcel. This food parcel was a social wasp, most likely the Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris), and if it had got a sting... Continue Reading →

Suspended

Photograph of Garden Spider (Araneus diadematus), taken August 2016, rear garden , Staffordshire. © Pete Hillman 2016. Camera used Nikon D3200, with Sigma 105mm macro lens with softbox flash diffuser.

Beauty Caught In a Trap

I came across this moth apparently caught in a spider's web on one of my walks. It is called Mother of Pearl (Pleuroptya ruralis), from the Crambidae family of moths. Photograph taken July 2015, local field margin, Staffordshire.  

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