Nursery Spider

16th September 2021

Nursery Spider - September 2014

Like last week, I didn't have time for photography this week, so have travelled back to September 2014 in my photo archive to bring you this week's article.

Looking at some of the insect macros I shot in that month, this Nursery Spider (Pisauridae) shot stood out as one of my favourites because of the colourful leaf litter beneath the spider web.

Crane Fly - September 2014

I was also rather pleased with this shot of a Crane Fly (Tipulidae) which still remains one of the few shots I've taken of one where I managed to get the eyes in focus.

Dew Tipped Petals - September 2014

The Asters were looking particularly beautiful that month, especially when captured covered in dewdrops just before they were about to fully open.

Dewdrops and Beauty - September 2014

The Butterfly Bush (Buddleia) blooms also looked rather pretty when covered in dewdrops...

Yellow Butterfly Bloom - September 2014

...or even if they weren't!

Perfect Poppy - September 2014

My photo archive reveals it was a particularly good month for Field Poppies (Papaver rhoeas), with this one delivering some rather punchy red petals.

Chickweed Blossom - September 2014

Finally, a rather colourful chickweed bloom called Scarlet Pimpernel (Anagallis arvensis), which was one of the more prettier weeds in the garden.

So this week I went with Nursery Spider as my Image of the Week simply because I loved how colourful the image was...