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Stand Your Ground
June 8, 2006 Carmen

Stand Your Ground
by Carmen

Actually, I was referring to the spider. :-D
This is a little (~1cm) jumping spider, caught on the underside of a doorknob.

The sun flare is actually real; I think it's usually considered a 'no-no', but I liked the rainbow effect as it sort of matched the spider's *gulp* vivid green chelicerae. The red on his leg is from the sun shining through spiders have blood?

Sony DSC-F717
1/10s f/8.0 at 9.7mm iso100
Rotated, cropped, auto levels, and sharpening added. full exif

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Denise08-Jan-2007 23:19
He's actually quite cute ;-))) I, too, like the rainbow effect from the sun flare!! Amazing shot of the spider!!
Guest 07-Jan-2007 13:40
I think it's a wonderful shot -- not everyone gets to see these little guys so up close & personal!