Saturday, October 3, 2015

Spiny Orb Weaver, October 3, 2015

Camera Critters, Saturday's Critters, I'd Rather B Birdin', and Saturday Silhouettes

Camera Critters and Saturday's Critters
Spiny Orb Weaver Spider, Lee County, Mississippi, USA, September 15, 2015

Hiking a nature trail on the Natchez Trace Parkway, I almost walked into this spider's web. Luckily the spider was at head-height, and I saw it just in time. It is hanging upside down - those spots that look like eyes are just spots on its back.

Although Spiny Orb Weaver Spiders look fierce, they are non-aggressive and non-poisonous.

I'd Rather B Birdin'
Tishomingo State Park, Mississippi, USA, September 20, 2015

I always enjoy watching Great Blue Herons.

I was amazed to see this one lean so far forward without losing its balance!

Saturday Silhouettes
Colbert County, Alabama, USA, September 27, 2015

A skein of Canada Geese migrating south for the Winter.

Have a wonderful week-end!

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  1. Wonderful photography ~ Love the last one the best ~ very ethereal ~ Great Blue is wonderful too!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

  2. LOVE the photo for your silhouette today, and your blue of my favorites. That spider. You're brave, I would need a zoom to take a photo looking that close. *wink.

  3. The spider is superb. It would scare away any potential predators wouldn't it?

  4. A grand view of the flight of geese and that spider is quite an intimdating character.

  5. Those are big spiders. Your geese shot is wonderful.

  6. Fabulous shots, all of them! I love the Great Blue Heron. They are fun to watch.

  7. Great spider and herons too. So glad you didn't walk into the web!

  8. The spider is fantastic, so surreal with the strange body shape and spines. I would love to see one. Fun shots of the heron fishing. I haven't heard any Canadian Geese flying over our house yet. But yesterday the Chickadees showed up looking for seeds on our deck.

  9. The heron is gorgeous! The spider webs are amazing, but I'm not that fond of spiders.

  10. The spider does look a bit unsettling, but I really like the heron and the geese.

  11. Great shot and finding in your walk! That was good the spider was non-aggressive.The photo of the birds in the sky is so refreshing!!

  12. great collection of critters. :) Interesting spider!

  13. I walked into a 'colony' of similar spiders once - small, but they still made me jump about a bit!!

    Very nice pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

  14. I agree with you, Great Blue Herons are tons of fun to watch...and photograph.

  15. Neat shots, especially the silhouette.

  16. That spider is creepy!!! But good photos of it. Ugh. Nice shots of the birds in flight and the Great Blue Heron. It's also interesting seeing them when they lean far to one side while they're hunting. They certainly have a great range of flexibility, and are stunning looking.

  17. Hello Lea, neat shots of the spider and web. And I love the heron and geese in flight! Great photos! I am sorry I am so late commenting, I've been away. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post! Have a happy weekend!

  18. Beautiful shots Lea. The geese flying is a wonderful image...
    Thank you for participating in Saturday Silhouettes!

  19. Much prefer birds over spiders. ;-)


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