One from the archives tonight, didn't have the time or the gear to do the idea that was in my head. My personal 365 project rules don't stipulate that I take each day's photo THAT day, and I have wanted to share this one for a bit. I can't top yesterday's bee shot, but of course working with live subjects is a bit more challenging. Such divas. Hit the jump for more pics too.
One night last in September I saw this girl as I pulled into my driveway. Yes, it was big enough to see from my car. I love/hate spiders. Find 'em fascinating. Can't touch them. Please dear god don't make me touch them. I felt ginger enough getting this close, but she seemed content enough with the moth I tossed her. Yes, I can touch moths. And throw them too.
Strobist info: one speedlight camera left aimed at spider's belly, full cut CTO. Second speedlight camera right and sort of behind the spider, about 5 feet in front of camera, blue gel.
Here's a few more, with bigger moth feeding as well.