Saturday, September 13, 2008

Camera Critters #23

Camera Critters by Misty Dawn, go here to see who's participating.

My daughter called me over her house because she wanted me to see a monster spider. It was night and with a spotlight I was able to get this. I think it is a Cross Orb Weaver female. It is wrapping up a tasty moth. It wasn't as big as I thought but it did have a big body. Her home is under a shingle on my daughters front porch.
This is a spider along side my flower garden. There are a lot more spiders building webs and getting ready for winter. I think this is a Funnel Web Spider.

I was taking my grandson Soccer Boy to the library to get a book. I saw something in the tree across the street. Can you see it? I got my camera and went for a better look.
Yes, it was a nest of black paper hornets and the nest was well on it's way.
The light post had something funny going on. A group of Yellow Jackets were having a pow-wow.
they then singled filed into their home. What a funny sight to see.

42 comments:

The Texican said...

Save the wasps. They eat bag worms. Brave camera work on spiders and yellow jackets. Have a great weekend. Pappy

RazorFamilyFarms.com said...

Way cool spider!

We have a black and yellow garden spider on our front porch with a lovely web going. I'll have to take some pictures for you.

The wasps give me chills!

Blessings!
Lacy

kjpweb said...

That sure is Critters galore! As long as they are where I am not - I'm ok! ;)
Cheers, Klaus

Dina said...

I love the way you see things, Fishing Guy. Good eye, good attitude, and of course the resulting good pics.
Funnel webs--aren't they poisonous??

ratmammy said...

waagh!! all scary critters to me, but i know they all do good things... great photos!

Leena said...

Now I understand , what this Camera Critters is :)
Your post is very good adviser for it.
Greetings from Finland!

Norm said...

great shot!, the spiders and wasps are so cute..

walk2write said...

Everywhere you look the critters are hard at work, wrapping up the season. Did your grandson find a good book on insects at the library? I need to find one. I had a field guide that went into a yard sale pile by mistake last year.

Misty Dawn said...

Oh my... I stepped on a yellow jackets nest when I was young.. not a fun experience.

These are really awesome shots, my friend! I always love visiting 'home'... errrr I mean your blog ;-)

Aileni said...

Insectivora Avenue I think.
On that day I had B&W film only. Other times I used colour transparency. It was some years before I had two Canon bodies or pocketable half-frame cameras.

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

Whoa! Lots of creepy things! But super cool camera pics happening! Wow... really neat! Lovin' the yellow jacket Pow-wow... had to giggle at that! Hehehe.... =D
Mountain Retreat

Leedra said...

Funny, my neighbor hollered at me this morning to get my camera. A spider also. I am in the middle of my Cataloochee Cove series, so I won't be posting right now. Hornet's Nest? Yike!!!

bobbie said...

Really love that spider. The others, I'm not so sure of.

Darla said...

Wonderful pics... I want to do Camera Critters.

Reader Wil said...

Very good post! You must know a lot about insects. Spiders are useful but I put them always outside. There are many kinds of spiders. Here in Holland they are not dangerous, but in Australia there are some pretty nasty spiders which bites are poisonous.

Hildegarde said...

It's a bug's world :-) when you have an eye for it, as you. P.S. No, I'm not related to Dr. Doolittle, hahaha, thanks for your humorous comment !

i beati said...

stingingly beautiful sandy

babooshka said...

That spider is huge and the wasps. urgh. You ahve some fabulous captures today.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like spiders over hornets and wasps any day! Garden spiders are actually great to have in the garden as they consume many pests.

The Birdlady said...

FG, my arachnophobia is getting to me! Great shots....almost too great - I moved back from the screen. lol

Anna said...

I really don't like any of those critters. Great pics anyway.

Carletta said...

I've seen spiders all over blogland the past couple of weeks and have been envious. I had to smile when I saw yours - I finally got one this morning that I'll post one day this week.
I like that pow-wow of yellow jackets.

arlene said...

the spider looks interesting. but the hornetsss oohhh am gonna run for life. :)

A Blog In The Rough said...

Your creepy crawlies look great on pictures but I'll pass on them up close! :)

Luke Wiley said...

You got really close to those spiders!

Müge Tekil said...

Well... I have the impression that the insects in your region are a little bit big in size! :-) Personally, I would never have the courage to take these photos of the spider! I would scream and run away certainly! :-)

Have a nice Sunday and a happy CC!

Dirk said...

If people would look around more often they can discover a lot of life in their own garden. Awesome pictures!

ChrisC and JonJ said...

Ewwwww-I don't like either of those things!But great photos!

Louise said...

Love the spiders! You can keep the yellow jackets and hornets. Had I been taking the pictures, one of them would have charged me. They're fun like that when I am around! Fun post anyway.

Jack and Joann said...

Charlotte the Spider from Charlotte's web sure has some gigantic cousins in her spider family.

35-3 Ohio State lost big time. OUCH!!!

tipper said...

The spiders make me think of Halloween-which is just around the corner. And you already know I love the bees. I'm becoming bee obsessed lately! And you just keep filling my need.

Daniel J Santos said...

the first and the third picture are fantastic.

NCmountainwoman said...

Fantastic photographs. You really hit a home run with this post. I loved it!

healingmagichands said...

This must be spider week on Camera critters. I love them all and your pics are great.

Shionge said...

This really freak me out FG but I must say it was wonderfully captured on camera :) What happened now to the spider???

Ramblings of a Villas Girl said...

FG: The spiders look huge. Pretty but very very big. I have never heard of black paper hornets before, but their nest is beautiful.

Lapa37 said...

Well Fishing guy I am usually a huge fan of your pictures.Today however being that spiders scare the pants off me I had to peek at your pictures through my closed eyes I did think the wasp nest was interesting.

Marcos Santos said...

Hey Fish

You Kidding? ...
Keep up with these far wasps.
I did not come close.

Barking Quill said...

Scary hornet nest. I've never seen anything like that before. Glad I'm only looking at photos :D

2sweetnsaxy said...

Great shots! I saw one of the 2nd spider and posted my shot of it the other day. That's a huge spider!

Gina said...

Great snaps here FG..thank goodness I'm sitting on this side of the screen LOL..the hornets nest is amazing! :D

jaejae said...

creepy critters! weren't you scared of getting stung by the yellow jacks?