Having spent most of the previous day out in the damp and doing a lot of macro photography which makes me be in a stooped position most of the day. I woke up this morning with a very sore back and my mobility was painfully limited. So most of my shooting today involved me planting myself by our beds of lantana and just taking a wait and see what I was given.
It happens so often, I “look” at an area and I think that there is nothing here. But as you calm and settle and surrender the thought that there has to be at a better place. A place with more. It forces you to look. I was amazing at all the life that was there for my feasting. I spotted this small skipper down deep in the plant. I ever so slowly moved in close. Every move was my best photo ninja move. It was working , I got to within an inch of him. I moved my lights moved around, he just stayed here just for me. It was just going too smooth and in looking at the skipper he just seemed a little out of place, just kind of wrong, but hey he was being so still and I just figured he was holding on with one or two legs just for me.
I went in to process my images and I saw what was going on. There were two extra green legs holding the skipper in place. He wasn’t being cooperative, he was being eaten.
I went back later this afternoon and found the spider looking for his dessert.
Be careful, it’s a jungle out there and it all doesn’t happen just for you! ††† en theos ††† jim work