Backlit Beauty

On my last visit to the local Missouri prairie, there was not much wildflower activity. A few blooms here and there, but most plants are going to seed and browning up. However, I found this interesting orb spider web at the edge of the woods. It is a web built by an Arboreal Orb Weaver spider (that’s the owner, in the middle of the web). The web was backlit by the sun, making the web really stand out against the dark background, caused by the heavy woods:

Orb Spider web

Orb spider webs are always fun to photograph!

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF100mm-400mm, f/4.5-f/5.6 IS lens + Canon 1.4x TC, shot at 560 mm
  • Handheld, with IS “On”
  • ISO 400
  • Aperture f/8
  • Shutter 1/125 sec.



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