Lunch With the Ladies
It was from another farewell lunch and at a different mall. Thank you, friends.
The Group Got Bigger
Thankful for Friendship
These only represent a small group of my friends. I can say that they are friends I have known the longest. I am blessed with friends from around the world. For whoever and where ever you are, I am truly thankful.
I met with a small of group of friends for my farewell lunch. We made some videos and photos for the promotion materials of the 25-year high school reunion next year.
I found another garden spider. This time it has not only an awesome web, but the web has a zigzag pattern, known as stabilimentum.
I found out there are actually quite a few caterpillars and spiders in the garden. I haven't gotten any butterfly photos, though. They are around, but it is impossible to approach them.
I See You With My Six Eyes
I had stalked this spider for awhile before finally satisfied with this photo. It is definitely not easy to make a macro photo of a live subject.
Caterpillar on a Lime Plant
In order to survive from potential predators, this caterpillar mimics the color scheme of a birds' droppings.
Patrolling the Nest
This probably a mature jumping spider, based on its size. Behind the fold is the nest. You can see it has six eyes around its head.
I was looking around this particular papaya tree for any subjects that I haven't seen before and found a beetle. It was upside down, underneath a leaf.
Waiting for Some Eggs
I don't think those eggs belong to the tiny insect hiding behind them. My guess it is waiting for the eggs to hatch.
Long Legged Fly
A long-legged fly on a papaya leaf. It took an extra minute to let the fly settled down and I slowly stalked it.
Black Jumping Spider
The nail is about 1/8" (about 3 mm) in diameter, for comparison. The spider is tiny and was running away from me.
Hanging Out and Waiting
This could be a male garden spider since it is significantly smaller. The web is made crossing a walk path, about chest-high. It was probably built overnight.
Six Legged Garden Spider
It lost its two front left legs somehow but still able to weave this majestic web.
Farmer Weaver Ants
Besides foraging, some ants do farm for their food. Here are a couple of weaver ants farming some larvae.
Yellow Garden Spider
It looks menacing, but it was not aggressive at all. There were two other spiders nearby; This one had the best position to photograph.
Tiny Brown Beetle
It was so tiny I almost walked by without even noticing it. I cannot identify what kind it is though.
Access to the Nest
I found a weaver ants nest. It wasn't big, but it's low to the ground so I have easier access to it. The colony has probably about a few hundred ants. I am sure it's not the only nest around.
I Think It's a Spider
I am not sure if this is a spider. I saw it walked up and down on the web the day prior. It doesn't look anything like a spider and its color is the opposite of its surroundings. It was hard not to notice it.
Fly in Black and White
An experiment with macro and black and white. Back lit the fly with a diffused light.
It looks like the fly wears a metal armor. The most settled fly I have encountered.
The fly was harder to photograph because it was more sensitive than the other flies. It moved around more often and flew away with a hint of sudden movements.
White Jumping Spider
I was chasing this spider around its nest to get a better angle. I think it finally realized that I wasn't trying to harm it.