Backyard Adventure: Black Widow Spider

With the weather being wet and cold right now, I wasn't expecting to find any live subjects to shoot in the yard.  Finding this pretty girl nearly frozen under a stray log near the garage was like hitting the jackpot.  After I took the photos, Matthew and I created a habitat setup to bring her in out of the cold.  She's now comfortably settled in her new temporary home on our living room mantel.  Time for a bit of Black Widow Research!

Equipment Used:

Nikon D3100

Nikon 40mm f2.8

P.S.  Black Widow Spider bites are harmful to humans.  Please do not attempt to pick them up unless you know what you're doing.  


to learn more about them from National Geographic!