Life in closeup

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Originally, this Daddy Longlegs was hanging out on a hummingbird feeder. I kept thinking about how much work that took as the feeder hangs from the eavestrough at the cottage. I took a stool out and tried to capture a few shots.

By moving the feeder to a railing, I was able to get better shots. Interestingly, at this point, the insect used its legs to “feel” the camera. That was cool. Sadly, the legs did not register when I took a shot, but that’s okay.

That’s something else I am learning about photography: experiencing the moments is often better than capturing them.

Enjoy.

Favourites slideshow

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Sometimes looking through the lens in closeup, you don’t know what’s about to come into view. That is one of the best aspects of photography and macro photography in particular. The unexpected moments, the things you were not actually focussing on.

The way to miss those moments, I find, is to try too hard. Think too much.

These photos represent some of my favourites to date. Tomorrow, I might pick different favourites; but for today, these are what I chose.

Enjoy.