Hanging by a thread.


More Argiope for your viewing pleasure. This is the same Argiope aemula from last week. This snap is far from technically perfect: parts of it are overexposed, the depth of focus is too shallow or too deep based on how you look at it, the focus is off… but I love it.

The bokeh; the beyond-focus stabilimentum on the bottom right, wriggling down like a pale worm; the thin strand of silk still attached to the spinneret; the near-halo emanating from the spider’s body; all of it.

Bonus: A dorsal picture of the Oval spider. As I’d mentioned before, the aemula can be identified far more easily from this angle.

Argiope aemula

Metadata Canon Powershot G11. ISO 80. f/4.0 at 1/1000 second and f/4.0 at 1/640 second. Edited using Picasa 3.8 and Adobe Photoshop CS5.
Taken in November 2010 at my workplace near Bommasandra, Bangalore, India.

Hanging by a thread.

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