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.
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