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A very large spider web stretched across this opening looking out onto a rice field pond.

Looking into rice field pond, spider web across opening
Looking into rice field pond, spider web across opening (18-200 mm lens, taken at 40 mm)

A couple of what I think are Black and Yellow Garden Spiders can be seen, along with several dragonflies that met their end in the web.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider Web In Web With Catch
Black and Yellow Garden Spider Web In Web With Catch (100-400 mm lens, taken at 100 mm)

There’s more detail of the catch if you want to zoom in on the spider wrapping his prey.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider With Catch
Black and Yellow Garden Spider With Catch (100-400 mm lens, taken at 200 mm)

Further along the dike another large spider had set up shop. I took the photo because I liked the leaf. When I processed the image I was amazed at the number of little items that had been snagged.

Spider with leaf in web
Spider with leaf in web

Black and Yellow Garden Spider, Over Time

I first saw this Black and Yellow Garden Spider on August 16th. I actually noticed the zig-zag stabilimentum first.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, August 16

His web was hanging out over a pond, suspended between some shrubs and grass.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, August 16

I passed the same spot about 45 minutes after the first image; it had clouded over changing the look of the water but the spider hadn’t moved.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, August 16

On September 6th the spider in the same spot, and this time with a dragonfly for lunch.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, September 6

The last time I visited this location, September 13, the spider was still there. His web was showing some signs of wear, and he had something wrapped up in a sack.

Black and Yellow Garden Spider
Black and Yellow Garden Spider, September 13