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.