Lay prostrate in my back garden and readjusting my lens after taking several images of this female spider hauling an egg sac around.

I wondered whether I could get good enough images in the light remaining at x2 or even x3 magnification ... I was already on a maxed out ISO.

Looking through the lens all I could see was the pebbles ahead ... then all of a sudden a leg tentatively eased in front of the lens ..... there she was staring right at me!!

The image is'nt as sharp as I would like due to failing light and no mechanical means ... but I still like the result. There has been a very slight crop only. Taken in Lancashire, UK.

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