Week 1, #5 Macro (Technical), Spiny Orb-Weaver

DSC_2160First, I must apologize for being tardy on my first post!  I’m never late.  I was always taught that to be early is to be on time, to be on time is to be late, and to be late is simply unacceptable (thank you for this lesson Mr. Reese).  With that said, I was out of town most of last week so I will be playing catch-up this week.

This little guy is a Spiny Orb-Weaver.  They are everywhere outside my condo.  I’m terribly arachnophobic and the bright red spikes on these give me a bad case of the heebie-jeebies.  So what could possibly be better to help you get over your arachnophobia than doing a set of macro photos of this guy in the wind?!?  Yup, you read that right.  I went out on a rather windy day, got up close and personal with my macro lens, and watched this spider sway closer and closer to my head….

The wind made it a bit difficult to capture a good photo that was in focus, but I got two really good images.  This one is the winner (thanks to my hubby for helping me decide).  This was only the second time I have ever used my macro lens, so I’m still learning, but I think it was a success!


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