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Apr 14, 2018 13:34 |  #1

I recently bought a new 5DmkIV and, after trying my usual sort of work with it (birds, landscapes, black and white etc) I decided to dust off my macro lens (Sigma 180mm f2.8) and go out in search of 'nice' macro subjects (butterflies, flowers etc). Well, nothing presented worth photographing until I lifted the lid on my compost bin and saw the scene below. A rather large colourful spider half way through eating a fly. Yuck! Now I know I should have got my tripod out and focus stacked as many shots as I could manage to combine and get the whole thing sharp but, I admit it, I do suffer from arachnophobia. So I got one flash assisted shot (the reflector behind the subject is half a rotten orange in my bin!) before I put the lid back on the bin and left the spider to its gruesome dinner!

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Apr 17, 2018 00:29 |  #2

Good capture
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Apr 17, 2018 12:13 |  #3

Great shot.

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