This Yellow Garden Spider on web was photographed at the Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge in Oklahoma.
The Yellow Garden Spider’s web is unusual, with a circular structure up to 2 feet in diameter and a dense zigzag of silk in the center known as a stabilimentum.
The stabilmentum’s purpose is debatable.
It’s possible that it serves as camouflage for the spider at the center of the web, but it might also attract insect prey or alert birds to the location of the otherwise difficult-to-spot spider.
How I Got The Photo: Yellow Garden Spider
I was walking a service road located near the upper and lower Scarborough. This spider had a web between the road and the water in some tall vegetation.
I was hand-holding my camera and lens.
- Camera: Fujifilm X-T3
- Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II (attached with a Fringer EF-FX Pro)
- Location: Sequoyah National Wildlife Refuge (Oklahoma)
- Date and Time Taken: August 03, 2021 (8:35 A.M.)
- Exposure Mode: Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f8
- Shutter speed: 1/1300
- ISO: 2000
- White Balance: Auto
- Metering Mode: Multi
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Auto Focus
- Exposure Compensation: 0
- Focal Length: 400 mm