A black and yellow garden spider with a recent catch
A black and yellow garden spider with a recent catch

Black-and-yellow garden spiders (Argiope aurantia) are quite common here in Vermont. This fine lady had recently caught herself a fly and was snacking on it when I came across her. She scurried away when I got low to shoot and then slowly returned to continue her meal.

Nikon D600, Sigma 105mm lens, ISO 800, f/3.8, 1/2500″ exposure.

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