After uploading a ton of “pretty pictures”, I felt it was time for a different kind of image. The spider had repeatedly injected this “Stink Bug” with deadly doses of venom. I watched as this drama came to nature’s inevitable conclusion.
This 1:1 “life-size” macro photograph was captured on September 24th, 2010, with a Canon EOS 10D using a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/60th second at f/11. A Manfrotto tripod was used with a Manfrotto 222 ball head. A wireless remote shutter release was also employed. No flash or artificial lighting were used.
Please note that this is an un-edited RAW image, converted to JPEG. There were no “layers” applied here, all of the “grunge” was provided within the web. It was an amazing graveyard of unconsumed insect parts, trapped in a very dense spider web.
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© 2010 Gene Walls
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