My apologies if these images are overly frightening to some folks...
So last night I was walking to dock to have a drink with my girlfriend, taking my camera to take some shots of the moon, possibly reflecting in the lake, or such.
On the way I took a couple of typical shots of the (slightly waning) moon at full zoom using the 55-250, when suddenly she says "don't walk onto the dock!" This had spun a web across the walkway:
That's the moon being used for the silhouette. Slight brightness adjustment, nothing else done (except resize for posting, natch).
Here's what it looks like lit up with the on-board flash:
Sides cropped, slight color enhancement.
Need to look it straight into the eyes...and eyes...and eyes...and eyes?
100% crop of the fullsized previous shot.
And for those not yet fainted, the "other side"(mild cropping only for centering):
Unfortunately it wasn't there when we got up at dawn. I still need to look up what kind of spider that is.
This lens does a pretty darned good job, IMHO.