A writing spider perched in the center of its web, waiting. Click to arachnify.
The big spiders seen here are almost certainly females since the males are much smaller. These are two different spiders that I saw in the vineyard the other day. Just as I was about to take one of these photos, a small insect flew into the web and the spider dashed down to dispatch it. That was pretty cool to see.
This spider just made a catch...
...and then went back to the center of the web to sit some more.