itsy bitsy spider



I shot this spider in Webster (Where Life is Worth Living) Park on a rare sunny day. (By “shot” I mean “photographed” since it’s illegal to shoot spiders out of season in NYS). I’ve intentionally ignored the “rule of thirds” on this photo. Β I think of it as more of a “guideline” than a “rule”.


40 thoughts on “itsy bitsy spider

  1. Malin H

    F… the rule of thirds πŸ˜‰
    Excellent portrait of the itsy bitsy spider and amazing colours/light.

  2. Melinda Green Harvey

    First of all, I concur with Malin’s comment re. the rule of thirds.

    Second, just when IS spider-shooting season in NYS? (I might plan a trip up there, depending.) (In Texas we can shoot spiders any time. But that’s just how we are in Texas.)

    1. oneowner Post author

      That’s a good question. I have never applied for a “spider license” but I’ll get my research department on it right away. I do know that indoors, spiders are always in season.

      1. disperser

        Hmm . . . as much as I am for the death penalty for misbehaving humans, I tend to be more generous with various bugs (including spiders) who venture into my house.

        I have an official BTARV I use to safely capture and relocate bugs and spiders outside the confines of my house.

        Yes, I know house spiders are ill-equipped to survive outdoors, but at least they will have a fighting chance.

        p.s. BTARV –> Bug Transport And Relocation Vehicle (it’s a plain plastic yellow cup, but I want to make them feel special)

      1. Paul

        Hmmm. I’ve never tried that. Our homeowner’s association frowns upon the use of bazookas in the neighborhood. πŸ™‚

  3. John Linn

    I think the rule of thirds was repealed. The new rule is anywhere that looks good… which this does. The background really makes it pop (dark for the web, light for the bug).

    By the way, we both know that some of the new Spider-man film was shot in the area… I wonder…

    1. oneowner Post author

      Since I was unable to direct this spider into a proper position, I had to change my own position to get this framed correctly. Because of the spider’s unwillingness to cooperate, I don’t think he could have had a very successful career in films.

  4. disperser

    It does seem to follow the rule of thirds . . . per my eyes, at least. As far as I understand it, it just needs to fall on the line, not the exact points. But what do I know? Nothing; absolutely nothing.

  5. janina

    “…shooting spiders…” — it’s amazing what Americans like to do in their time off…LOL! πŸ˜‰
    A cutey spider, great shot ken.

  6. chatou11

    I love that shot Ken and the blue on the back. I did not know you could shoot spiders out of season. Well you did not do any arm to this lovely one.
    Funny your title, it reminds me a song ” itsy, bisty, tiny bikini” around the sixties.


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