Orb web garden spider
I went to go out my back door today and almost collided into this spider (Orb web spider or Metellina segmentata, I think) spinning its web. So I went back inside to grab my camera to see if I could take some shots of it before I had to disturb it (unfortunately, not being a contortionist, I had to ruin its handiwork to get out the door and into the garden). It was ruddy windy so it was challenging getting a decent shot with it pinging about wildly in front of me. My first proper bit of macro wildlife action – not perfect but it’s a start.
N.B. – arachnophobes look away now!