• Sun
  • Late evening blue sky.

Black Widow Spider

Newer Older

"A spider's delicate steps do not trammel the petals of the rose. Its kiss, however, is deadly."

Went to visit the in-laws and found this lovely creature hanging out in the back yard.

Márcia_Marton, goorn23, and 28 other people added this photo to their favorites.

View 20 more comments

  1. ozoni11 82 months ago | reply

    Maybe a tad overexposed. Also (even though spiders creep me out) I would prefer to see the entire spider.

    Rated 4/5

  2. Rivertay07 more off than off 82 months ago | reply

    Nice - like others suggest a fuller view of the spider would have improved this imho. Still a great shot and .....a brave shot...arghhh!

    Rated 4/5

  3. Tiger Eyes 82 months ago | reply

    Nice and disgusting! Great capture.

  4. Rareimage Photography 81 months ago | reply

    I always wanted to see what they looked like. I never get to close of any kind of insect!!!! :)

    ~I SNIFFED out this wonderful image!
    You deserve this nose worthy award!
    Please ADD your
    Impressively beautiful
    photo to~
    Impressed by your Beauty!
    Impressed by your Beauty! (Invite only images)

    Please tag your photos ImpressedBeauty

  5. waferkitty 81 months ago | reply

    We have a similar spider to this in Australia called a
    Redback Spider, you are braver than me as I wouldn't go any where near one of these creatures :)

  6. ComputerHotline 80 months ago | reply

    This photo should be used in class, at school !

    Please add your photo to Photos pour l'école / Photos for school
    Read the group rules first.

  7. Désir 79 months ago | reply

    I love it!!!!

  8. fbjsnare06 72 months ago | reply

    nice shot beautiful spider

  9. snakehandler [deleted] 69 months ago | reply

    arent they beautiful! amazing shot!

  10. R.Paul 68 months ago | reply

    I currently have a Black Widow on my site. I'm waitng to see the hour glass underneath. I'm pretty sure I'm right tho.

  11. stephanie96818 61 months ago | reply

    I love spiders! I have an interesting story; When i was 10, I found a black widow at the house of my enemy *we were staying there due to unemployment* and so I dropped fly's, ants, whatever bugs I could catch, in the web every day. Then after a while I stopped seeing her in her web between some garden bricks. About a week later, I noticed baby spiders crawling out of the bricks. Don't get on my bad side ;)

  12. homesteadbound 29 months ago | reply

    I used this photo in an article about spiders:
    homesteadbound.hubpages.com/hub/Macrophotography-of-Spiders
    Thanks for making a great photo available.

keyboard shortcuts: previous photo next photo L view in light box F favorite < scroll film strip left > scroll film strip right ? show all shortcuts