Backlit Boris

Gene Walls

Williamsport, United States

Artist's Description

This is a large Common Brown spider (Neoscona crucifera). I call him Boris (after the old 60’s song by The Who). As he was patiently tending his web, I took a second shot of him from the back side. The backlighting and trees in the bokeh-blurred background added a colorful glow around the “adorable” creature and his well crafted web.

This macro photo was captured on September 10th, 2011 in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. It was taken with a Canon EOS 10D through a Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro prime lens. The shutter speed was 1/8th sec at f/8. The camera’s ISO was set to 100. A Manfrotto tripod and “pistol grip” head were also used.

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Your comments are always welcome! Constructive criticism is appreciated.

© 2011 Gene Walls

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