I got a little closer than I would normally like to an intriguing little character….
I had just brought an arm load of fresh-cut flowers from the garden in to the house. As I was fussing about, arranging them in a vase, out pops this little pink and white crab spider from one of the blooms. He gave me a bit of a start, but that was okay. I grabbed my camera and got up and close and personal.
I’m not completely afraid of spiders…it’s not like they’re snakes or anything. But really, given a choice, I tend to keep my distance from the “creepy-crawlies”. At first I felt a little uncomfortable getting this close to a spider. However, my photographic instinct kicked in: I just had to capture the details of his colours. I think he was nervous of me too. After a few minutes though, we sort of warmed up to each other. I think he actually started posing for me!
I guess you could say we shared a moment. We got – you know – close…
After our impromptu photo shoot was over, the relationship ended. I scooped him up and took him back out to the garden.