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Damage Limitation (Arachnophobic?) by Bob Culshaw

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Not one of normal shots but couldn’t resist sharing this critter with you.

I passed between 2 shrubs in my garden and caught this guy’s web – hadn’t seen it! He immediately started to repair the damage – and passed certain expletives to me!

If you are not Arachnophobic – enjoy!

BEST VIEWED LARGER – if you dare!

Canon 400D, Canon EF-S 17-85mm IS USM Lens at 85mm, ISO 800, f5.6, 1/180 sec. Hand held.

Single RAW image tonemapped in Photomatix 4.0 to bring out the colours and contrast. Levels and cropping adjustments in CS4.

Featured in ‘Live and Let Live’ Group 18th November 2010!


  • Catherine Hamilton-Veal  ©
    Catherine Hami...about 4 years ago

    Fraid I am Bob LOL AGHAAAAAAAAA!!!!!x

  • Sorry Catherine – hope it didn’t leap out at you! xx

    – Bob Culshaw

  • David Lewins
    David Lewinsabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful detail Bob and good use of DoF.

  • Thanks David – I thought people may enjoy it – not my normal range of images!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Geoff Carpenter
    Geoff Carpenterabout 4 years ago

    Homebreaker!!! They are easy to miss Bob!

  • Couldn’t miss this one Geoff – I think he is after the Fox which passes through each night!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesabout 4 years ago

    hand Held?? didn’t yopu do well!

  • Kelvin Hughes
    Kelvin Hughesabout 4 years ago

    Spell check huh?

    hand Held?? didn’t you do well!

  • Thanks Kelvin – even without spellchecker I always appreciate your comments!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • scottimages
    scottimagesabout 4 years ago

    Oh my word… look at those hairy legs! Running into that web would have freaked me out completely, but you’ve caught a fantastic shot :)

  • Thank you so much Rosemary – have to say that processing this put me off my lunch! Best regards and lots of love to OZ!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezabout 4 years ago

    Scary, but fascinating …

  • Thanks Tom – it’s ok it only eats meat on a Friday – just to be different! lol

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Lorraine Parramore
    Lorraine Parra...about 4 years ago

    wonderful clarity Bob, there were quite a few of these at the front of my place, but couldn’t manage such a super shot as yours. Well done.

  • Thanks for your lovely comment Lorraine – you can keep your BTW! lol

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 4 years ago

  • Wow Elaine thank you so much for featuring this image – I (WE) are so delighted!

    – Bob Culshaw

  • Jamie  Green
    Jamie Greenabout 4 years ago

    I am frit of spiders so I’m looking at it from another room..Nicely caught Bob

  • Well you big wuss – and you the man of the outdoors! LOL Thanks Jamie.

    – Bob Culshaw

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