Smile! The world is a beautiful place (^_^)

brrr

A braver person would’ve gotten a much better shot of this cross spider*..  But this was as close as I dared to go.
*a.k.a. European garden spider, diadem spider, or cross orbweave

f/5 – 1/200 – ISO 200 – 60

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17 responses

  1. Great shot!! Just remember it’s probably more afraid of you.

    September 11, 2012 at 3:42 PM

    • Thanks! I don’t know why I’m so afraid, they’re not dangerous (not the ones we have over here at least). And the webs are beautiful 🙂

      September 11, 2012 at 4:01 PM

  2. I have the same issue with moths only, that’s even worse because they FLY ! Horrible !!!

    September 11, 2012 at 3:54 PM

    • I’m now imagining spiders who can fly. Ugh! Thanks for the nightmares… 😉 hehe..

      September 11, 2012 at 4:02 PM

  3. That is close enough for me! Great shot!!

    September 11, 2012 at 5:59 PM

  4. What is the yellow in the background? Those are the bright spots:)

    September 11, 2012 at 9:17 PM

    • Those are green-turning-yellow leaves, glowing in the sun.

      September 12, 2012 at 5:36 AM

  5. Haha. I see what you mean. This is hard to photograph anyway because you have a dark subject against a very bright background. Did you try to use any fill flash?

    September 12, 2012 at 12:59 AM

    • No I didn’t, but now now when you mention it I realize that would’ve been a good idea. Next time! (if I dare to go “close” again)

      September 12, 2012 at 5:39 AM

  6. wow love this bokeh 😀

    September 14, 2012 at 5:36 AM

  7. The bokeh is very effective in this image! Great job!

    September 14, 2012 at 10:19 PM

  8. A nice effect in the background !

    January 16, 2013 at 7:55 PM

    • Thanks! I think I live the background more than the spider 😉

      January 16, 2013 at 9:08 PM

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