These long-bodied spiders like to stretch lengthwise with their never-ending legs and rest flat and compact until the next meal (or nosy photographer) comes along. This particular spider was patient enough for me to get a series of shots off, all with merits and flaws. I was going for a natural light background, which I achieved, but balancing that out with a good composition in the foreground was the challenge. I probably had better bokeh in one or two other shots, but I just like how the plant came out better here. This shot, as many of mine are, was taken at the edge of open space and trees/forest. The lighter side is pretty much representative of open air, while the darker spot in the upper righthand corner is an overhanging tree.