Bugs, Spiders, etc - John H Bowman Photos
Marble Spider (through glass in low light)

Marble Spider (through glass in low light)

After spotting spider web with raindrops in afternoon, Ruth Ann discovered spider in the in evening; this was ~25 minutes after "sunset" (no sunshine this rainy day) & the faint light was on spider's underside; only way to see spider was with light on in room &, as in afternoon, shot was through storm window to avoid destroying web; couldn't see well, but happened to get focusing point on spider's head - only to degrade image by handholding camera, & shooting at 1/5 sec, f/2.8, & ISO 8000 (no filter); my guess is spider was a bit over an inch long, front legs to rear legs - glad there was glass between us; Tim Hoeflich identified this in Flickr comment as Marble Spider

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