Spiders are common, very common. For a lot of people, and I'm sorry if you're one of them, spiders are far too common. One of the most prevalent types of spiders are orb weavers. What is rare about the arachnid I took a photo of was the size and the unique shape. What a beauty! I understand if you can't get past the creepiness factor, but I just love how this photo turned out.
I love birds of all sorts, but I am especially fascinated with our crows and ravens. I'm always happy to have my camera handy when they're around.