Purple Iris and Common Garden Spider

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© Andrea Petersen

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Their webs shall not become garments...Isaiah 59 :6

A common garden Spider
Came a- crawling
Like a hang glider...
It might have been installing
A web on the purple Iris...
Hope it didn't leave a virus.
Poetry by me AJP

It was overcast and cold this morning when I shot this macro and it had been raining earlier. I discovered this industrious little garden spider hanging upside down on the purple Iris. According to what I read about this type of spider is that they eat other insects on the plants and they can be beneficial to gardens.

14 responses

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    This is so so very pretty and the spider is such an added bonus and surprise. Great shot!! Such beautitful colors.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    I am in total agreement with Regenia. (That new lens has already paid for itself!)

  • Patty Gross

    Patty Gross (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    Wonderful colors, Andrea. I love the raindrops on the iris, and that spider is an added bonus!!! Very well done!

  • Andrea Petersen

    Andrea Petersen said (10 Jun 2011):

    Thank you ...You are all so kind...Yes, Donald my Tamron lens is a God send
    and I am so glad that I bought it...It is the best investment that I ever bought..

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    You are doing some amazing work with your new lens.....this photo is absolutely stunning~!

  • Sarah Springer

    Sarah Springer (Deleted) gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    What I really enjoy in your pix Andrea is the way you capture the little extra details....filled with terrificosity!

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    A wonderful Nature shot! What a beautiful place the spider chose to catch bugs. Excellent macro, Andrea!

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (10 Jun 2011):

    wonderful color contrast.

  • sandeep mishra

    sandeep mishra gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    Gorgeous absolutely..I love the details..such clarity..!

  • Shirley Valencia

    Shirley Valencia said (11 Jun 2011):

    absolute perfection........

  • Ann Reece

    Ann Reece   gave props (11 Jun 2011):

    My favorite flower! It's a gorgeous photo and the spider does add an element to it that is interesting.

  • JanElle

    JanElle   gave props (12 Jun 2011):

    I love the iris too.. this is a stunning capture.. beautiful detail plus the spider!!

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins   gave props (13 Jun 2011):

    my Tn. state flower.love it Andrea.detail is really good.

  • Juanita Vivas

    Juanita Vivas (Deleted) gave props (17 Jun 2011):

    WOW...what a super shot !! Love that vibrant color and lovely detail !!

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