It's been raining pretty much non-stop for the past week here, so I've been cooped up indoors tinkering with my gear (ooo err) and nerding it up on the forums. On the plus side, everything's starting to look lovely and green outside, so hopefully when the sun does decide to come out again, I'll have plenty of opportunities to crawl around in the undergrowth.
Being a fan of invertebrates and all the tiny things that inhabit the world around us, I had a scout round my flat and managed to find a small spider (not sure of the species) on the ceiling, caught it on a pint glass and set it up in the kitchen for a mini photo shoot. After my model had done a couple of circuits of the glass, I managed to capture one image I was reasonably happy with.
You could say I was just taking a picture for the sake of taking a picture, but it's been 7 months or so since I last did some serious close-up work (apart from the ladybird I found in February, doh') so it's about time I got some practice in for the coming months.
Before I forget -
Visited to Micheldever wood yesterday: rained a lot and too many people. Definitely worth another visit much earlier in the morning. saw my first Bombylius Major of the year though!
Went to the Harting Hill on the South Downs today (yes, even in the rain!). Heard my first Cuckoo of the year, always a plus point.