Nature is wonderful but sometimes it is hard to accept. I was photographing Texas Wildflowers at the LBJ Wildflower Center a couple of weeks ago and I posted a photograph of a Yellow Garden Spider. I returned to the Center a few days later and went back to the same spot where I found her encasing her prey, a Queen Butterfly, in her web. A little girl, probably around 5-years old, came up to see the spider and she said she was not sure if she was happy because the spider found food or sad because the butterfly lost its life. We had a chat about nature and how things like this happen as part of natures way. She was very grown up about the whole thing and then pointed to a spider that was right next to my camera and said nonchalantly “mister, there is another spider right by your camera!”. She then ran back to her mother…
This image was taken with my Sony A7R II Digital Camera using my Sony 90mm f/2.8 Macro Lens. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/5.6, shutter speed at 1/250th of a second and the ISO set at 400. I used only natural light to light the subject. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and Nik Color Efex Pro.
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