Spiders Galore Episode 2
So, I returned to West Coast Park a week later. This time in the morning, under a clear sunny Saturday morning. It was my second test run with the ringflash and I started by exploring some of the forested areas of the park. Coming across a large web which spanned quite a huge area above my head, I was quite certain this time what I was dealing with. It was an old friend I have photographed before.
Following the trail from the bottom of the web to the top, my eyes stopped at the center, the heart of the web. And there she was, the Giant Wood Spider. This one is much smaller than the first one I’ve encountered. Perhaps half the size of that first spider I shot.
Like the scene from a horror movie, the spider started descending down the web slowly towards my direction. Actually, there was a dead insect wrapped in web there and she was approaching it for a meal. I wasted no time in snapping a few shots.
Here’s a closer 1:1 magnification shot of the spider feasting. Not for the faint of heart.
After I was done shooting, I had to take a little detour to avoid walking into the spider’s web. Wouldn’t want it to fall off the web onto me. I reckon I’ll scream like a little girl if that happens.
More spider shots to come in next post!