1000/491: 26 June 2011: Spider - you've been warned, a photo by nmonckton on Flickr.
With apologies to all you arachnophobes out there, but I'm rather pleased with this one.
was busy snapping the frog in our pond when this little guy popped his/her head over the parapet.
Quite a challenge as it was less than a centimetre long, but it was obliging enough to stand still and pose for me.
Another shot with the ring flash - hence the circular highlights in all 6 of the eyes. Seem to have caught the focus on the face just right as well. This shot is cropped to about quarter the overall area of the original - so I think the quality has held up well.