When photographing the critters, it pays to go very slow as you approach. Sometimes they will stay put, but more often than not they leave. There are lots of missed shots when going in for the close shot. 🙂
A Lace Bug is only about 3mm from head to toe. It feeds by sucking the sap from a plant. Most live on the same plant for its entire life. I personally think it is a beauty. Additionally, most are pretty willing subjects.
I simply call it a Dayflower ( Commelina erecta). Other common names include Widow’s Tears, White-mouth Dayflower, and Whitemouth Dayflower. The flower only blooms for a day. The only thing to worry about when photographing plants are the wind and light. 🙂 Ok, another worrisome thing might be if a plant has thorns or prickly parts. This one has neither. 🙂
While I was getting personal, a little bee buzzed in.
Bees were hitting the Sensitive Briar ( Mimosa quadrivalvis var. platycarpa) hard! Most of the time, the bees just go about their business.
FOS (first of season), a Garden Spider! And it did not scurry away.
While photographing the exuvia of an unknown insect, an ant dropped in. Ants just seem to be always moving and do not really care that you get close.
A Painted Lady caterpillar was keeping a neat house. They are an easy one to photograph.
This lady built a long and narrow web. Maybe it was the location that dictated the design?
I have seen her everyday since she built the web. However, she will duck back in the funnel if I get too close.
Hey we all have a personal space right?
Weird, Rare, and Everywhere
The more you know, the more you see and the more you see, the more you know.