Last night my wife and I practically ran into this little guy as he finished his making his web in front of our house. He's a beautiful specimen that's about 5 inches long and quite healthy. One step to the right and my head would have been covered by our friend's web. Since I've been practicing my photography and editing skills, I thought I would try the macro setting on my canon to see what kind of effect I could get. I was pleasantly surprised by the details I captured in this shot. I'm sure the pest guys have their sprays loaded and ready to shoot our friend to oblivion! LOL! Enjoy! So... would you call this a garden spider?