Image Magic

Small Critters

Some small critters are very interesting. If they have the ability to stay still and model for you it’s a joy to take their photo and try and get as close as you can without frightening them off. Once viewed on the screen, the details of their features can look terribly ferocious or ugly and to be honest, I’m glad they are not our size!

Spiders are great candidates for macro shots as they will stay still for a while. My favourites are the little jumping spiders. Having said that, I am arachnophobic and can only just bear these tiny ones. I once tried to photograph a large slow moving orb weaver with a huge abdomen and ugly features, and the chills up and down my spine became far too much to bear. Yeah, I know, I’m a wimp!