…and took photos of spiders.  What a dork.

There are more beach photos coming.  I promise.  But in the meantime, I saw two really cool spiders during my brief time on the boardwalk today.

Spider Photo #1.  I have never seen anything like this in my life.  At first I thought it was some sort of exotic, tropical bug that had been captured by a spider’s web, but then I saw it move all spidey-like on the web.  Does anyone know what on earth it is?

UPDATE:  An enormous thank you to fellow 365 Project Photoblogger Dana for identifying this incredibly cool looking spider as a spiny orb-weaver.   Apparently they can grow to be a little over an inch (30 mm) in diameter.  This guy was probably half of that size.

Spider Photo #2.  When I first walked past this spider, I did a double-take.  The spider was so big that, out of the corner of my eye, I thought a frog had been caught in the web.

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  1. Ok the first one was cool, and then I got to the second one and spiders freak me out so I went past it really quickly lol! Nice shots though 🙂 Hope you had a little bit of fun while you were there!

  2. The spiny orb-weaver.is beautiful! Hadn’t heard of it before!

  3. Cool photos…I’ve never seen the first one.

  4. Thanks for stopping by. Hope you come again.


  5. Wow, that first spider is TRIPPED OUT! So nice that you had a camera handy to capture it!

    • Oh, yes, I ALWAYS have my camera handy! It goes with the territory of a 365 photo blogging project! 🙂

  6. I don’t know what your cool little bug is, but coupled with your headline to this post, it reminds me of a FUNNY joke involving a flea and Miami; one that is probably not appropriate for a children’s author to repeat on a public format, so let me just, say, I chuckled at the memories simply by reading your post title. 🙂

    • Dear Orples, I’m not sure I know the FUNNY joke about a flea and Miami, but I’m glad my litle spiny orb weaver (aka the coolest pink and purple spider I ever saw) gave you a chuckle!


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About Sage Scott

Shutterbug Sage began as a 365 photo project.


Animals, Nature


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