Hardest shot I ever took

Challenge #61 in the Eclectic series. Hosted by Ro13.
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Ever had one of those shots that just took forever to get it right? No editing...just the perfected shot, and maybe a description of what made it hard.
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Kamakura Spider
by ahar
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This shot was framed on a 1.5" LCD, holding the camera in fully outstretched arms above my head whilst standing on uneven ground. The lighting meant it was a struggle to get a steady shot the camera's full telephoto without going higher than ISO 400 which I didn't want to do to keep the noise down. The spider did at least stay still for me.
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Submitted: Monday, 21st March, 2011 00:49 (GMT)
Taken: Wednesday, 7th November, 2007
Focal length: 114 mm
Shutter speed: 1/60 sec
Aperture: F4.7
ISO: 400
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