August 23, 2014

Spider Hole

Photograph by Fay Stout, National Geographic Your Shot

"The Dallas Arboretum in Dallas, Texas, is my 'happy place' to spend time photographing the flowers and garden critters," writes Your Shot member Fay Stout. "I was fascinated by the webs covered with water droplets on a low hedge in the Women's Garden but didn't immediately see the tiny spiders that were crawling out of the holes in the webs' centers. When I looked more closely, I saw them and tried to capture one with my macro lens."

Stout’s picture recently appeared in Your Shot's Daily Dozen.

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41 comments
Roger Sullivan
Roger Sullivan

As the Crazy Leg Spider emerges from his web tunnel home, and takes a look around with it's six little black eyes..  After surveying the water droplet covered web, and deciding that all is well in the landscape of spidersville..

Then said to it's self, "Think I will go look around with my 6 black eyes and find me some spiderchow....

Sylvia Bustos
Sylvia Bustos

You did a great job! This is an amazing shot!


rez  m
rez m

Fantastic!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shannon T
Shannon T

This picture is so pretty I don't even mind the scary spider.

Jessica Beals
Jessica Beals

Eek! Remind me to watch out for these guys the next time I go to the Arboretum!


Lovely shot, Fay, and wonderful to see a photo from home!

Shibin Zhao
Shibin Zhao

I guess for the photo, you would like spider to do

Karin F.
Karin F.

Very Nice photo,next time,more focus On the spider,but the photo is excellent!

Michelle Angelini
Michelle Angelini

I liked spiders at one time more than I do now. I guess they just scare me a little bit. This is an amazing photo of a spider surrounded by the morning dew.

Joy Saldanha
Joy Saldanha

Magnificent photograph, my congratulations on it. Thousands of water 'diamonds'making a curtain to the flowers at the back, and allowing in the star performer his/her entrance. Music please, not that its needed.Just lovely.  j.e.s........

Dale Day
Dale Day

I can't help it but the critters still creep me out.

Fay Stout
Fay Stout

@Karin F.  Yes, I wished in retrospect that I had been on a tripod but it was hand held and I was just trying to get his eyes in focus before he scurried across the web.  Thanks so much for the comment. 

Fay Stout
Fay Stout

@Reyna Paola MohedanoThank you so much!  I did not realize until today that the photo got Photo of the Day.  It was a lovely surprise! 

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