From Pine View Farm

“Come into My Parlor . . .” 5

Another picture from my brother on Virginia’s Northern Neck.

Black Widow spider

A closer view:

Black Widow spider--close up



  1. George Smith

    December 1, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Whadda ya know, a black widow. 

  2. Frank

    December 1, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    My brother took a great picture.  You can actually see the web being spun from her web spinner thingee.

  3. Brother Bill

    December 2, 2012 at 6:43 am

    One of the joys of living in the country.  Also, one of the reasons I always wear gloves when I work outside.

  4. George Smith

    December 2, 2012 at 12:27 pm

    It is a great picture! Better than a lot of the official specimen shots. 

  5. Brother Bill

    December 2, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Thanks George.  The black widow was in our buried propane tank.  I wanted to get the “hour glass” but had to balance that against the “black hole” background of the buried tank.  I had to make sure the black widow was visible.  

    I had to angle my shot so the regulator was behind the spider to give it some contrast.  I’m happy with the final result.  Also happy the subject is now deceased thanks to some industrial strength spider killer.