Spider Shooting Its Web

By | September 16, 2019

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.

Spider Shooting Web
Spider Shooting Web

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.

I was hand holding a Fujifilm X-T3 camera with a Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro.

Camera Settings

  • 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

Author: Steve Creek

An Arkansas-based Wildlife Photographer specializing in the wildlife found in Arkansas and Oklahoma.

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