We have a good number of large orb weavers who make amazing webs in our yard. My husband calls them banana spiders. Two smaller ones made side by side webs connected to our porch over the last few days. I spent some time playing with camera settings yesterday morning to try to capture the web about an hour after sunrise. Ironically the best pictures came from the auto setting. Oh well, I love the color, delicate lines of the filaments, and the blurred lighting filtered through the tree leaves. I used an old macro lens which is fun, but impossible to auto focus so all of the pictures are manually focused. That usually doesn’t work well, but this time I managed it with the tripod.
The spiders themselves are fearless and really didn’t mind my closeness or having a camera set up inches from their web.
I think these images will be fun to layer in Photoshop or print to use in art journal pages. I’ll put my favorites in the gallery.