Sometimes You Get Lucky

We had some thunderstorms today–warm, summer-like rains.  I went outside shortly after one of the showers and looked for insects on the side of a locust tree trunk.  This tree has some great lichens which I knew would look spectular after the rain.

I really didn’t see any cool-looking insects, so I tried to take photographs of drops of water falling from a piece of bark that jutted out from the trunk.

If you time it just right, you can get a shot of the drop just before it falls.  The next shot was pure luck, though.

I saw the spider after I took the shot, and got a couple of out-of-focus shots before it disappeared. 

I love this shot.  I have never taken a photo quite like this before, and probably never will again.

Sometimes you just get lucky.


About the roused bear

Nature photographer from central Iowa.
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3 Responses to Sometimes You Get Lucky

  1. Finn Holding says:

    That’s the kind of luck I get out of bed in the morning for! Great photograph.

  2. Jaimee D says:

    Gorgeous shot Harlan! We still have a bunch of snow up here, I’m dreaming of spring!

    • Great to hear from you. We are having an early spring and almost summer. I expect to get some freezing weather soon (we still can in April and May) but I will be fine if we don’t.

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