Thursday, July 19, 2007

Six-Legged Spider

Spider with egg
case

All insects have six legs, but not everything with six legs is an insect. This spider on my clothesline post appears on the verge of reproductive success despite the loss of a couple of legs.

2 comments:

Paul said...

Do you zoom in or are you really that close? Won't they jump on you? Great picture by the way.

Rebecca Clayton said...

Hi, Paul,
Thanks for visiting! I use a macro lens, so at highest magnification, I'm eight inches from the subject. I don't worry about them jumping on me; the problem is the reverse--getting a picture before the critter runs or flies away.