Just Missing The Water Spout…

Equipment Info
Canon EOS 40D
State/Province/Region
FL
Country
US
Nearest Area
Orlando
Town
Titusville
Notes

This is a high-dynamic range image made up of four different exposures and processed in Photomatix. Fine-tuning was made in Photoshop, but excessive manipulation was not involved.

Description

Come in winter for birds, spring and summer for everything else! This golden silk spider had built her web in the brush along the roadside of a driving trail on Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge. Known for their enormous size, the golden silk spider is a species of orb weaver, and also builds tremendous webs. The approaching August storm in the background was causing the wind to gust with near-tropical storm strength, but this spider clung to her web, occasionally sliding up and down the strands. The background--the pond or "gator hole", the storm clouds, the cabbage palms and wind, just the whole surrounding environment--all epitomizes what an itsy bitsy spider really has to contend with to survive.

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Date Added
December 1, 2010
Date Taken
December 1, 2010

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