A Spider Drops in to Visit

At some point Affinity became the go-to place for spiders and Nightjar continues this tradition with a wonderful set of photos taken at dusk.

I’ve noticed a lack of spiders on Affinity lately and since there is one currently living right in front of my bedroom window I thought I would share. I’ve only seen it after sunset, I think it’s one of those spiders that only sit in the middle of the web at night. I got home late today, saw it and went inside to grab the camera to get some silhouette shots against the evening sky, but the light faded too quickly and I had to resort to using the flash for a few more photos. The flash really brings out all those hairy and spidery details, making the last photos particularly unsafe for arachnophobes I think.

All photos are posted under the fold.

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

©Nightjar, all rights reserved

Thanks Nightjar. I love spiders and this one is a beauty. Your photos are so detailed and I especially like the way the web shimmers in the light of the flash.


  1. Nightjar says

    Voyager, thanks! It was the first time I used the flash on a spider web, I wasn’t sure it it would work but I liked the result.

    Marcus, sounds good to me. :)

  2. dakotagreasemonkey says

    That spider and it’s web are beautiful, specially with the flash of the camera. Well done photos!

  3. rq says

    I want a pizza-catching web, too.
    I love the first photo, the successful silhouette with a hint of golden lining. It seems the spider is staring wistfully into the sunset and dreaming a spider daydream.

  4. Ice Swimmer says

    That is a well-used web. It’s nice to get both a non-flash and flash pictures. Spider evening light and in a different light.

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