This week I treated myself to some close up lenses for my camera so yesterday I was in the garden having a wee play around at snapping almost anything and everything. I still have a awful lot to learn about photography, but I was quite pleased with some of the shots that I had taken.
I have a deep fear of spiders, but could not resist taking a few shots of a spider that has been making its web in my front garden everyday for a few weeks now. But my neighbour, Paul, who knows of my fear thought it would be funny to break the web and freak me out. Shaking with fear I really don't know how I managed to steady the camera to get my shot!!! The poor spider is holding on by a thread and clinging desperatley to its dinner which it had just wrapped up :)
My children and their friends have always called this type of spider a Sugar Puff Spider because of its fat body.
So here is the Sugar Puff Spider that lives in my garden
****WARNING*** if you suffer from aracnophobia go no furthur :)