Daddy Long Legs
This guy was crawling across a window screen yesterday when I was reading the Harry Potter book out on my deck. Once I noticed him (or her? Can a Daddy be a her? LOL) of course I had to go take a few pictures. Most were out of focus since the spider was covering too small an area to focus on but I did get lucky (?) in two shots.
It's a Daddy!
I love the eyes on this bugger. (click on the picture to get the full effect) There's a certain soulfulness that is so often missing from spiders--and undergraduates too, I've occasionally observed.
And the 'face' being in focus and the legs coming toward the camera going out of focus is a neat effect. Gotta love those durn bugs! The screen is also interesting looking from this perspective. Bugs get a great view from their positions--but there's also the disadvantage of being stepped on or swatted.