Yesterday I took a nice walk on one of the fire lanes at Chassahowitzka WMA. I stumbled upon something I happily connected with about a post I wrote a few weeks back.
My most recent post was about always having two cameras on me whenever I took a walk, but I didn’t follow my own suggestion. I should have brought my other camera with me, the one I have my 400mm lens on, but I thought I wasn’t going to walk very far. I was focusing on plants, and with the light rain, I didn’t want to be weighed down by carrying two cameras. But sure enough, an excellent opportunity to photograph an Eastern Towhee perfectly perched on a shrub with a beautiful background less than 50 feet from me, ugh! Luckily, I was out in the woods where no human could hear me yell at myself.
Anyway, not all was lost. The post I was referring to is about a spider, the Florida Wolf spider.
Because of all that research I did about that particular spider, I was able to recognize its web construction and take a closer look.
It’s pretty cool when you start with a photo and learn about what you photographed. After a while, you tend to become more observant of things relating to that photograph, especially if you stumble upon it during a nature photo walk. You begin to connect all the photos with what you learned, which I feel opens you up to a whole new way to photograph nature.
Be safe in your travels