spontaneous nature photography, or ... have camera, will snap
To do nature photography you don't have to be in a garden, park or the bush. Just make sure you have a camera and keep your eyes open.
A spider has already spun the silk using the spinnaret glands at the top of its abdomen. It holds the silk using several legs - a bit like holding them in its lap. At the same time, it uses one leg to hold one end in a kind of lasoo, while feeding the silk out using another leg. The tensile strength of spider silk is greater than the same amount of steel.
I'm late for a meeting, but I stop to admire the clever combination of flowering Banksias and Gastrolobium celsianum in a little church garden fronting a busy suburban street ...
A fig tree grows out of a crack in a wall under a busy road. Recently it disappeared. The local council tried to remove it, but it's back. I regularly drive past it. It's a reminder of the tenacity of nature in relation to the built environment.
Early in the morning, waiting for the kettle to boil, I notice the changing colours of the sky through the window as the sun rises.
Poor beetle fell into a bucket of water and drowned. The bucket contained plant cuttings destined for the compost. Here is the resulting series of photos ... entitled Still Life with Floating Beetle.