nope .. no cropping and to further enhance the fear element I was about 1 to 1.5 inches away with the web swinging back and forth into the lens..creepy yet exhilarating. I tried to photograph one last tear on my BBQ counter in the back. At first the female was in my sight, I got up close within an inch or two and went to take the shot and she was gone. I quickly looked around the counter top and no luck. Then I ran like hell in house, peeled off half my clothes just in case and the darn thing was never found.