I Spied a Spider

Challenge #17 in the Life in the Natural World series. Hosted by RuthC.
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This week's challenge: Spiders, in their natural environment. They should be outside, if that is where they live. However, if they live on the ceiling above your bed, then capture this image by all means.... :-) Please don't photograph them under studio lights with no realistic background. Macro shots welcome. SIZE: 1,600px MAXIMUM ON LONGER SIDE.
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I saw this in the dim light on my deck, and my daughter encouraged me to try to photograph it. I turned out the light, and "painted in" the web and spider using a flashlight, across the web. This was the 2nd try.
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Submitted: Saturday, 20th October, 2012 01:47 (GMT)
Taken: Friday, 14th September, 2012
Focal length: 24 mm
Shutter speed: 16/5 sec
Aperture: F4.5
ISO: 400
Notes: ISO 400. Flashlight lit from the edge of the web, swept down during the 3.2 second exposure.
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