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Today’s image is all about the background!  

When I first noticed this teeny-tiny spider, I was on the opposite side shooting in the direction of the bright sun, attempting to capture the threads of the web as they glistened like golden strands. They really were quite stunning but, try as I may, the background color and pattern was simply yucky no matter what angle or aperture setting I used. Sigh.

"Jultagi" (Green Garden Spider) Nikon D300, 105mm F/2.8G Macro, F/5, 1/320s, -0.7EV, ISO 640

So, I moved my setup to the other side to see if the background improved. To be honest, I really couldn’t tell as now the sun was over my shoulder making LCD viewing virtually impossible! All I could do at this point was shoot away and hope for the best.  

No idea where all these interesting colors are coming from but I am not one to question life’s little photographic surprises! I love how the web looks like some cosmic galaxy spinning in the background. Pretty darn cool, huh? 🙂

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Life isn’t alwayscute and cuddly. 😉

“Me and My Shadow” (Nursery Web Spider) Nikon D300, 105mm macro, F/6.3, 1/1250s, -0.7EV, ISO 400

Now, I wouldn’t normally photograph a spider (Eeeek!) but this little arachnid suspended above its shadow caught my eye. (Didn’t hurt that I was in a “flowers-are-boring” sort of frame of mind).

After a quick Google search, I am glad to identify it as a harmless Nursery Web Spider (Phew!).

Here, it appears larger than life but in reality, it is merely 1.5″ long and was definitely more afraid of me than I of it since, after a few clicks, it retreated to the underside of the leaf.

No matter. I got what I came for!

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