Garden Monster

Garden Monster

I’ve been trying to grow a garden on my balcony using planter pots. I’ve got cherry tomaters, heirloom tomaters, basil, and zucchini growing out there (and they’re doing quid well!). My sugar snap pea’s came and gone and my thyme just never made it in time (poor pun, I’m sorry. At least my grandfather might enjoy it?)

I went out this morning to water the plants and I noticed this giant (ok, so pretty teeny tiny) spider with a neat spider web growing in between the tomato plants. I was *about* to destroy the web when I realized ”This will make a *GREAT* photo!” I ended up spending 30 minutes shooting it from different angles and ended up late to work (oh well, it’s ok because work is flexible)

This is my favorite photo of the 6 shots that I ended up keeping I love how the lines of the spider web draw the eye into the awesome detail on the spider. I experimented with different apertures and I was surprised that even at f/10 there’s some blurring on the legs — still, I think this came out great!

Nikon D300s w/Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro:
105mm, f/10, 0.3 sec, ISO 320, Tripod

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Aaron Meyers is a landscape and wedding photographer living in Silicon Valley, CA. His love of the outdoors makes for frequent forays into the Californian wilds, where he delights in the stunning vistas of Yosemite National Park, Lake Tahoe, Big Sur, and the Pacific Coast.