Category Archives: Araneae


A Wanderer

Wandering spiders. Late summer, and it’s time for male spiders to find a mate and leave their imprint on the world. It’s a last-ditch effort. Winter is near and it’s now or never. This is a grass […]

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Another look at D. triton

Earlier this month while I was in the Devonian Botanical Garden I intersected with an school field-trip class and Shelley Ryan-Hovind. They had captured a fishing spider and I had the opportunity to photograph it while it […]

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Chillin’ Spider

This laid-back fishing spider (Dolomedes triton), was resting on a floating birch branch at the pond edge at the Jan Janzen Nature Centre. I had to add a tele-extender to my macro lens to get it within […]

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Shoot long and shoot often

My favourite shot of the Marbled Orb Weaver photo session. After photographing the spider on a white background, I returned it to nature, to a convenient path-side log. I followed it as it moved over its […]

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Araneus marmoreus, the (not so) Marbled Orb Weaver

While wandering through the Devonian Botanic Garden last week, I was given an unusual spider to photograph. It was an Araneid that I had not seen before, with a bright white abdomen marked with a dark patch […]

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Shadow Lurker

  Crab spiders (Misumena vatia) are common in the garden, so I they offer the opportunity to experiment. Here is a caterpillar’s viewpoint, under a windflower. (20 May, 2011. Canon 5D Mk II,  Tamron Telephoto SP AF […]

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Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are amoung the most commonly encountered arachnids when you’re outdoors bug-hunting with your camera. Most likely you’ll find them basking on sun-soaked tree trunks and docks, often with an egg case prominently attached to the spinnerets on […]

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Little Lycosid

This is a little wolf spider (Lycosidae. Genus Pardosa ) that I found basking in the sun on a tree trunk at the Wagner Bog Natural Area. With the legs it was only about 6mm across, […]

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