Orphans 02

For them not interested in reading, you can see the photos in THIS SmugMug Gallery.  

For a SmugMug slideshow click HERE. When you click the link, it will open in a new window and you have two options:
1) Manually scroll through the photos by clicking the “<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos.
2) There’s a PLAY/PAUSE button at the bottom-left of the screen with the transition set at about 5 seconds. Note: clicking the PLAY arrow will run a full-screen slideshow. You can then still use the”<” and “>” symbols to the left or right of the photos as this will pause the slideshow.

If you want the full experience, keep reading.

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More of my orphan photos. Photos I’ve taken and sit unused on my hard drive because of reasons.

I wasn’t planning on two of these posts in quick succession but the previous post left something unresolved. Before we get there, more grass and sunset photos.

I just noticed a flaw in the photo above. On the left side, about halfway up. The tip of a another seed stem intrudes into the photo. I should have cropped that out of the frame as it serves no purpose and pulls the eye away from the main display.

But, I’m too lazy to fix it. Life, I’m sure, will go on unperturbed by the less-than-perfect presentation.

As nice as those are (I like them), this post is about the fate of the spider.

WARNING **** WARNING **** WARNING

ARACHNID AHEAD

If you are easily triggered by tiny bugs, avert your eyes and move past this section of the post.

When we last left the spider, its fate was unclear. A frog sat perched on the downspout very near where the spider had been doing its spidering, and the spider was nowhere to be seen. But, fear not because I went out on the very next evening and . . .

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

The reason I went out a bit earlier than usual (it wasn’t quite dark yet) was to get a decent photo of the web. Unfortunately, despite the proximity of the light and the angle I shot, the web is a tad difficult to see.

Fortunately, someone produced a spray bottle and proceeded to mist the web and spider. Naturally, I was mucho more pleased than the spider.

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

Shooting quickly and before the misted web lost its mist, I shot these two photos with different settings:

Of the two, the first is the better one as is evident from the individual crops of the photos.

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

I also tried using the flash with reduced output.

Not too bad.

I went back out a tad later (when it was darker) and once again I misted . . . er . . . someone came by with a mister and sprayed the web.

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

Here are a few more shots . . .

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

In the process of shooting those photos, I discovered something. All along, I thought the spider made its home on the shrub below the web (the lower part of the web was anchored to the shrub). It turns out it had occupied a part of the lighting ficture.

A crop of the above photo for them who don’t bother with going to SmugMug.

After castigating the person with the mister for disturbing the poor critter, I reassured the spider it won’t be bothered again.

And, it wasn’t.

Here’s the gallery of the above (randomized):

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.

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Odd guy with odd views living an odd life during odd times.
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8 Responses to Orphans 02

  1. AnnMarie says:

    Very beautiful sunsets with grasses! They will pop up occasionally on my screensaver as will closeups of your magnificent colorful web! Awesome!

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  2. The spider would be happy if he/she could see their beautiful web in your amazing photos!

    The grasses in sunset are so feathery and lovely!
    HUGS and Happy Weekend to you and Melisa!

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  3. oneowner says:

    Excellent shots. E. I like to keep a spray bottle loaded at all times within easy reach (by that I mean in the garage).

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  4. Ggreybeard says:

    Good idea to spray the web with mist. Now I need to decide whether to carry a spray bottle in my camera bag…

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