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Female Black and Yellow Garden Spider on web

Beauty and the Beast

The beauty being the nice bokeh on the background and the beast being that ghastly 8-legged creature that's waiting to devour me whole should I dare to get any closer! A few minutes before taking this photograph I was on a hilltop in the middle of a pasture trying to get one of the locals (a very curious heifer) to compose herself for a nice close-up portrait when I looked down the hillside too see a couple hundred spider webs glistening in the early-morning light spread out across about an acre of tall grasses. Bravely I decided to enter the wee beasties' lair to see what I could find. I spent about 25 minutes risking life and limb but was rewarded with a few nice shots!