This orb weaver managed to snag a mantis, far larger than herself. After seeing this, I rewarded her with another that I’d beheaded (the mantises are non-native here and damaging to the native insect ecology).
5DIII, 180 mm f/3.5 macro with 1.4 TC, tripod and ballhead, 4 image stack at f/16, 1/80, iso 1600. Stacked in Helicon Focus and further processing in LR & PS CC. Cropped from a horizontal original to a 2864x3622 vertical. Taken September 12th at 10:01 am.
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Wonderful photo Dennis. I love the clarity you’ve gotten the the tiny water droplets and the spider. The soft “fall” colors make the whole scene very pleasant, in an odd sort of way. Nicely seen and captured>