After persistent showers in the afternoons for the whole week, I had decided that the sensible thing to do was to head there in the mornings. I had my long pants that day, in an attempt to stave off mosquitoes. Arriving late meant that the day was heating up, but still, I got about to shooting what I could find.
Morning dew drops.
Always around, with its deep brown eyes.
Missed a shot of this hoverfly in flight by just that much. Eventually it settled down for a bit.
In some grand poise.
Not likely to mess with this wasp.
A collection of ever colorful dragonflies.
It was dangling down with its long legs before scurrying for cover.
I realized it was dead. However I absolutely did not realize that there was a spider behind! Little luck for the crane fly.
Ant mimic spider.
Pretty common beetle, I think.
Jumping spider with breakfast. I ramped up my flash to shine through the leaf initially.
The highlight of the day: a Cicada. My heart sank when it flew away as I got about into position. To my delight it relocated to a slightly higher spot, well within reach. I never knew that it was a mix of reds, greens, blues, and golden yellow.
What in the zeus?
Another weird colorful critter.
An extremely tiny spider, with breakfast of course.
Would not look out of place in Godzilla.
Hurrying along the hand rails.
So there you have it, some highlights from a morning of hard work. I still regret not making enough effort to identify the species in the photograph; instead I’m labeling it as that spider, or that fly. Hopefully that’s something I could address in time to come.