My Bug Lady
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Many of the insects, bugs and spiders I manage to photograph are scouted out by my wife. She too is enjoying photography and we share the path, equipment, and help each other as we can.
She is also the editor of the blog and deserves credit for looking over the texts weeks before they are published and again shortly before posting. Her questions help clarify the ideas and techniques I want to focus on. We both learn, we both benefit, but the advantage is certainly mine.
Having given where credit is due here are a few words about today’s picture. Jumping spiders are not a common sight where I live and when you see one you hope that they are in a setting that works compositionally, doing something interesting and facing you. The back ends of beasts, and I have taken many, don’t tend to be at all interesting.
I was particularly lucky here that the light came from the side and not through the petals of the flower, which would have resulted in a horrid colorcast. In addition the depth of field has worked out nicely to show off his back markings.
As I write this, sadly the season is ending for insects, bugs and spiders, I have more photographs for the blog and more stories to tell this year, but our hunting season is ending with the cold weather approaching.