Spider on a rope

Spider on a rope

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DescriptionOr rather a string. This one had been floating around the garden using a trailing web strand as a chute, including at one point landing on me. It had just flown into a web of an orb web spider on the washing line which caused a certain amount of tension. The orb web held it's ground and this one retreated onto the string for the fat ball hanging off the line. Where it proceeded to tie off various anchor points and stomp up and down posturing for a while, whilst being conspicuously ignored by the orb web. From the afternoon though I got a lot of candidates for this weeks macro challenge, all sorts of spiders out including the terminally cute jumping spiders who seem to be getting more numerous. It came down to a choice of 4, this, a second shot of this spider lying along the rope in the sun, but the legs on that had a tiny amount of movement blur, a green fly walking along the edge of the timber, and finally a honeybee that landed on the bottom of a leaf right in front of the lens. That last one ending up mono because a yellow bee in a yellowy green shadow needs a bit of help. I decided on this one because the legs are most prominent and besides, I think it should scare Dave's fly. Oh yes, we haz spiderz... Come into my parlour...
ArtistRob Daykin
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MakeOLYMPUS CORPORATION
Image Width2347
Image Height3146
ModelE-M1MarkIII
Lens ModelOLYMPUS M.60mm F2.8 Macro
Focal Length60.0 mm
F Number8.0
Aperture8.0
ISO500
Shutter Speed1/250