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Male Orb-web Spider

This is another nocturnal photo (yes, sometimes I do take photosn of spiders in daylight, but night time is better for variety). I’m hoping however, you will not see any obvious signs that it is a nocturnal shot.

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The male-ness is obvious from the pedipalps at the front [:)] This shot also had the spinnerets in fine detail.

Additional magnification came from the Raynox 6x adapter. I used the Sigma EM-140 ringlight flash for light. Given the Raynox messes up with the TTL metering of the flash, I was firing the flash on manual settings.

The green background comes from a sheet of card I’d positioned behind the web.