Orb Weaver

While looking for damselflies in the tall grasses by the pond, I found this Orb Weaver spider catching a fly. It was in a dark shady area so I used a flash at -1 stop on the flash and -0.33 exposure compensation on the camera to not blow out the spider & web. I also shot short bursts hoping to get a few sharp images as I was hand holding the camera and the spider was moving. It kept busy with the fly and then moved back into the center of the web.

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Orb Weaver & Web. Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 IS Macro, f/11, 1/60 sec, 0.33 exposure compensation, ISO 1250.

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Orb Weaver, Web, & Prey. Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 IS Macro, f/22 for more depth of field, 1/100 sec, ISO 1250, Fill Flash increased.

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Orb Weaver, Web, & Prey. Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 IS Macro, f/22 for more depth of field, 1/100 sec, ISO 1250, Fill Flash increased.

_MG_8815 orb weaver v2

Orb Weaver, Web, & Prey. Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 IS Macro, f/9 for less depth of field, changed angle of camera for more neutral background and f/9 for softer background. 1/100 sec, ISO 1250, Fill Flash increased.

_MG_8847 orb weaver v2

Orb Weaver, Web, & Prey. Canon EOS 7D, Sigma 150mm f/2.8 IS Macro, f/9 for less depth of field, changed angle of camera for more neutral background and f/9 for softer background. 1/100 sec, ISO 400, Fill Flash increased to be main light for spider.

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