Well, front yard actually in this case. This little post is a helpful reminder to look for photographic opportunities close to home. I went looking for spiders in my bushes this morning before work, as there are usually some grass spiders to be found. I found one, but I also stumbled upon a very small, but very beautiful Orchard Spider. These guys are about 5mm long (not counting the legs) and so are quite challenging to shoot. However, I managed to catch this little guy (or gal) spinning its web. It’s the first spider picture I’ve ever gotten with the silk being created. Nothing fancy lighting wise, just the E-M5′s clip on flash. For macro work, often a camera mounted flash is all you need. The light would have been better with a dedicated ring light or off camera flash, but this does nicely.