I was photographing the sunrise at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge back in September when I noticed this spider. His web was suspended between branches, and the background was the bright orange reflections of the sunrise in the water. I deliberately underexposed to bring out the colors in the background and to render the spider as a silhouette. Then I bracketed for HDR. Then I kept it waiting for Halloween! Happy Halloween!
Want to learn more about nature photography at Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge?
Check out my Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge page with more information about the location, map, website, photography tips, etc. It is archived by date so you can see my images from previous visits. Maybe you'll be inspired for your own trip!
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