The Fruit (and Spider) of a Lack of Inspiration

crab spider on butterfly bush buds

I was taking a late afternoon stroll around the yard, just to get a few shots in before the day was over. I found this very small crab spider on the buds of a butterfly bush. I wasn’t particularly inspired to take a photo of it, but I said what the heck, I’ll give it a run, not a lot else presenting itself. Well, I took one shot, thought, “okay that’s enough.” To my surprise it came out decent enough. A little soft on the spider’s face but I sharpened it up in post-processing. I like to think this phenomenon owes itself to a freedom from the perfectionism I often suffer from. Not wanting it badly allows one to breathe, so to speak. It is nice to surprise oneself from time to time.

Have a great weekend everybody! I hope the sun is shining in your neck of the woods.

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5 thoughts on “The Fruit (and Spider) of a Lack of Inspiration

    1. Hi Janice, thank you! And I bet you do have such spiders. Check out Ryan Johnson’s photos on flickr; he’s based in SoCal (LA area I believe) and he’s got some great pictures of all kinds of insects and spider, including crab spiders and he usually geo-tags them as well. Here’s the link to his page:
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/gatorlinked/with/8664970969/
      Thanks again for stopping by! I’ll be sure to make a visit to your site, too.

      Best,
      Mike

    1. Hi Thomas, I think you’re right…and I think a lot of people don’t realize just how many small things are here, there and everywhere around us. These little critters are easy to miss, even when you’re looking hard for them (to my chagrin, haha).

      On Fri, Aug 16, 2013 at 4:32 PM, BugPhoto.net

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