Share your Spiders' Webs - Part 3

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

I had started a thread on the subject 'Show us your spiders' webs..' some years ago. It came to Part 2 and stopped there in 2009. It is here: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/1054480/

I just thought of reviving it since so many new members have joined since then and sharing some lovely photos from their gardens and elsewhere in other threads. So I thought they will surely find some nice webs in their gardens also. This thread may not run as fast as the other ones, but let's try to keep it going at its own speed.

I start this part with a picture with a beautiful web I found yesterday. I don't know the name of the spider, but he is a fine artist!

Dinu

1. Full view of web in the morning sun.
2. Cropped that image to show it closer.
3. This fellow waits in his web he has weaved on hyacinth leaves on my pond.

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Iowa Park, TX(Zone 7b)

Great pics Dinu! I love spiders (mostly because they eat bugs/insects that attack my plants.) We have a lot of jumping spiders here - they don't make webs to catch their food though.

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks Lady pearl. There are jumping spiders here also in my garden. I had posted pictures of them mostly in the Bug identification forum and a few at other places also.

Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Wonderful spider webs, Dinu ... I too, am a huge fan of spiders, and love to see them and their handiwork in my gardens!

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Dinu, I have always been fascinated by the webs spiders build. They can build such intricate, beautiful creations and do it so fast. The first web that you captured is quite intricate.

I found a few webs in my photo files to share.

In the first photo, I was actually trying to get a photo of the Dickcissel bird and when I focused my camera on it, I noticed the web. I don't know what kind of spider made these webs.

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Palo Alto, CA(Zone 9a)

Oh, Patti, very nice webs ... number three is especially lovely!

Mysore, India(Zone 10a)

Thanks Patti and Jubi. It happens so many times, these 'luck shots' (bird and web). Some years ago, I had an e-mail with fantastic photos of spider webs in mist. They were so lovely that I did not believe it was real. Then after some weeks, someone posted a picture of a web taken after a morning mist. Only then I believed it was real. Then I tried to use the sprayer to create mist on the web in my garden and in fact, did get a photos. This is what DG can do! I'll dig up a few photos from my recent archive. I had posted my older shots in the two previous threads. I'm glad this has some interest. I expect more pictures from others so that we can learn more about these interesting insects from other parts of the world. I have seen some webs - so thick. Thick silk!

Willis, TX(Zone 8b)

Dinu, Yes, I love it when spider webs are covered in dew in the early morning. The warm early morning colors are beautiful and the dew makes the spider web look like strands of pearls. Although, the best "pearls" shot I got was as you describe with my trusty spray bottle of glycerine water on the web. This is a cropped photo.

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