Orb-weaver (not for the bug phobic)

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To me, the most striking thing about macro-photography is the narrow depth of field. Sometimes (as in the penultimate moment of a life-death struggle shown below the fold) the entire depth of field is maybe one-tenth of an inch.

I posted on Facebook that “No animals or insects were harmed in this production.” To which my sister replied: “Too bad.” I believe the spider is an orb-weaver. It’s maybe 0.75 inches long. I took its picture as it hung motionless on its web waiting for prey outside my family room window. Things would have been a bit sharper if the window were a bit cleaner.
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