Yellow Crab Spider (Misumena vatia) in defense mode
This is up there with my favorite spider shots! I found this gorgeous Misumena Vatia on a thimbleberry flower today.
This is two images stacked in photoshop to get more depth of field. It turned out much better than I expected considering I used to hand held shots and you really should use a tripod to create stacked images. Thanks to lobo-de-luna for recommending that approach for macro shots!
(Bolinas Ridge Trail. Marin, California - 5/2013)