The Reveal

Assuming everything goes right and I don’t make one of my typical fat thumb mistakes I have posted this from my cell phone as I am at the beach.  My wife and I are at the beach with our two kids and their spouses and three grandkids.  What beach you ask?  St. Pete’s Beach, Florida of course.

So I was in my garden photographing bumble bees and cosmoses when I notice a little piece of debris sticking up from a petal on a cosmos I had in my viewfinder.




Here’s the cosmos with the bit of debris.  Looking through the viewfinder of my complicated D7100 it took me a little while to figure out what it was.  However, here in this close up it’s immediately obvious.


It’s  coming around the flower – for a better look at me?


After this shot I moved around to get a better angle.


Here we go.  A spider crab on a cosmos.


This is the last photo I took.  It’s been a while so I don’t remember why I stopped with this one.  It’s not like I ran out of film.  Normally I would have taken way too many shots from all sorts of angles.  One possibility is I may have gone inside to get a close up filter and the spider was gone when I returned.  I remember this happening once but I’m not positive if this was the instance.

So if this post were to be a photography lesson it would be:  Never stop shooting a subject until you’ve exhausted all possible angles and lighting.  That way if you go to get additional equipment (or a beer) and the subject is not there when you get back at least you maximized the shooting opportunity you had.  Experience is such a good teacher.


Thank you for stopping by.


All photos taken with a Nikon D7100 and a Sigma 105mm macro lens.

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