Sitting Back: Orbweaver Edition

orbweaver spider nestled in dead dry plant

A simple life: the orbweaver spider sits and waits for prey.

This is one of those earlier shots where I wish I had tried to get a lower magnification. If someone argued the plant structure was the most interesting thing in the photo, I probably wouldn’t argue back. I’m kind of wondering what it would look like with a wider perspective. The background would certainly change, and that may very well not be for the better; the almost wholly solid green works very well here, but increase the distance between those leaves and the flash, and I probably would have ended up with a darker and less appealing color. The tradeoffs in macrophotography are never-ending, which is kind of the fun and challenge of it, bartering with your own artistic sensibilities.

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