Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Porch Cleaner

The Spider

There's a hard working spider on the porch here at Bergdalen. It is doing it's best to keep the veranda free from flies and other insects.

14 comments:

VP said...

Awesome! Does he like mosquitoes?

Irina said...

Thank you for this macro.

Kate said...

Well, this certainly is a different kind of portrait from your usual posts!!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I agree with Kate Steffe,very different, although I think I can see a tiny smile on that arachnids face, maybe not!! Great macro shot.

Leif Hagen said...

Good he does his job but he sure isn't very cute!
God helg

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

My reaction is the same as Kate's. But I suspect you did not get permission and interview the subject for this portrait.

Jack said...

Well, did you ask him for any background information? Where he goes to school? What he likes to do?

Steffe said...

I'm sure he could eat a few mosquitoes if you offered him some.

I'm glad to be able to surprise you a bit Kate.

I can tell you that it is a very lazy spider. I noticed him yesterday afternoon when he was enjoying a tasty insect. This morning he was still there so I grabbed a few photos with the point&shoot. And this evening when I came home from the big car meet in Handen it was still there.

Cindy said...

Very good shot of the spider.

Paul said...

Maybe this spider is a babe! with Steffe reverting to babe photo... I quite like spiders, much prefer to have a spider than flying bugs around the house. Paul at Leeds in Yorkshire daily photography

Nathalie said...

Yeah, fantastic close-up.
I like spiders, and like VP said, I hope this one eats lots of mosquitoes !

Alan said...

Either you've got a very good macro function on your point and shoot or that's one seriously big spider. I'm praying for the former.

Steffe said...

This was shot with a PowerShot A495. I tried a few shots with my Canon 550 but I deleted those...

Scylla said...

Oj, vilken snygging! Jag undrar vad den där flerpen är, som sitter i bakkant av "plattorna" strax bakom bakersta benparet.