JUNE 2007: Spider
It is not easy to find a large spider posing for you. Therefore, I was very lucky to picture this spider in Parque Mangabeiras, the largest municipal park in Belo Horizonte. The cobblestone trails are flanked by natural walls of earth, grown by small plants and held together by numerous roots. At a closer look, one may observe various little holes in the earthen wall; some of them are covered by a dense grayish white web. There I found this large spider. It was not located in the center of a web, but it was standing on front of a hole waiting for its preys. Since it was positioned in front of a dark hole, I had to use the flash. As a result the dark eyes turned into green, like a special type of an alien.
© Adriano Antoine Robbesom 2007, 2015