A nature photographer encounters the harmless Spotted Orb-weaver Spider while hiking and captures photos of the spider in its large orb-shaped web.
I came across this Spider on a web near my place here in Arkansas. I don’t know what type of spider this is and if you do, please let me know by leaving a comment.
I am out on photo walks often near my place near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. I was on a photo walk when I came across this spider. I photographed it while hand-holding my camera.
- Camera: Canon EOS 7D Mark II
- Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS II USM
- Location: Near the Ouachita National Forest (Arkansas)
- Date & Time Taken: September 5, 2015 (08:26:26 A.M.)
- Aperture Priority
- Aperture: f7.1
- Shutter speed: 1/250 sec. (as determined by the camera)
- ISO: 800
- White Balance – Auto
- Metering Mode: Evaluative
- Exposure Compensation: 0 EV
- Back-button Focus
- Single Point Focus
- Focal Length: 400 mm
- Processed With Luminar 4
I spotted a spider on this wildflower while walking around with my camera. I was on a county road near the Ouachita National Forest here in Arkansas. If you look close you can see that the spider is feeding on a tiny insect.
How I Got The Shot – Wildflower With Spider
I was hand holding my Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera with the Canon EF 100 – 400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens. I was shooting in aperture priority mode (AV) with a shutter speed of 1/800 of a second at f6.3 and the ISO at 800. White Balance set on auto. I was using single point, continuous auto focus with evaluative metering.
After posting this blog post to Facebook I was told that this flower is a Brown–Eyed Susan.
The Brown–Eyed Susan is a species of flowering plant in the sunflower family. It is usually seen in old fields or along roadsides.