Spider in red

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This shot didn’t make the cut first time around but it has been growing on me so I thought I would share it. The spider was completely hidden under sumach leaves so the light is poor but I like it anyway.

Over on The Shed Gallery’s Blog today, my post is about photographing flying bugs. If you have been reading Focused Moments since the beginning, you will already know the piece as it is almost the same as one I posted here in April. If not, why not pop over – I share all my secrets, such as they are 😉

Red

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Red is such a very photogenic colour. It looks great against snow and ice.

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And makes a vibrant focal point for a colour-popped black and white.

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We love red over here, on our buses, phone boxes, and postboxes.

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It is the colour of earth, from the slopes of Kauai’s Waimea Canyon…

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…to the raw power of the mighty Kilauea.

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It is the colour of fire, and those who fight it.

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But it is also a colour flowers use to lure bees,

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the colour of a robin’s breast,

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and of Christmas.

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From a boat on Lindisfarne’s fair and ancient shore,

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to the far more ancient walls of Egypt,

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deserted cliff-dwellings,

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and the roof of a Quebec church,

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red is all around us.

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It is the colour of our very life’s blood,
and of remembrance.

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