It is said that Robert the Bruce after being defeated by the English six times in battle he went into hiding. Sat in a cave he saw a spider that was spinning its web. The spider tried six times to loop its thread onto the cave wall. Bruce felt a kinship with the spider after both having been defeated six times, yet he was amazed as the spider tried for a seventh and succeeded. Bruce stood up and was resolved to try again and beat the English and have Scotland recognised as an independent nation. If a spider can overcome defeat so can a man. If at first you don’t succeed try try again.
Photography is one of those mediums, where to get a shot sometimes you have to try try again. With this spider I spent a long time photographing him and then leaving, only to return with the same resolve as Bruce to get the shot. I dont think I got the best shot but the latter ones were the better.
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7 thoughts on “Spider Mending Its Web”
These are much more difficult than they look. If outdoors even the slightest breath of breeze is a killer for sharpness. And getting decent DoF is tough too. I like the monochrome treatment very much.
Your right Andrew, they are difficult shots but also so rewarding.
Great post with a very poignant edge. R.
Thanks Robin, I am glad you like it.
Amazing! I can see the hairs on its legs.
I also like the message. You inspire me! Thanks.
Again, patience richly rewarded. All the really important parts are in good focus. Good for you, Ben!
Animals are like humans when it comes to portrais, it is all in the eyes.