I was on a photo walk on my property near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas when I spotted a Spider Shooting its web into the air. It was more like the Spider was spraying the web. The Spider did this several times.
I read that Ground Spiders catch prey by shooting sticky silk to immobilize them. This Spider was just shooting its web into the air from a fence post. I didn’t see a prey. (National Geographic)
How I Got The Shot – Spider Shooting Its Web
I was walking with my camera near my garden when I noticed this spider shooting web into the air. It was on top of one of the corner wooden fence posts. I moved around the post photographing different angles of the Spider. Several times I was able to capture it shooting its web into the air.
- AV Mode
- Back-button Focus
- Auto White Balance
- Multi Metering
- Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
- Aperture f5.6
- ISO 800
- Shutter speed 1/2900 of a second
- -.03 exposure value
- Focal Length 400 mm
Here is a photo of another Spider I posted about back in June: Wildflower With Spider Eating An Insect