The year is coming to an end, and with a busy few weeks ahead, this will be my final blog post of 2018. I didn’t want to leave you with a couple of relatively uninspiring photos of a wolf spider I found in the basement this week, so instead I went through my photo library and selected eight of my favorite spider images from this year that I had never shared. Hopefully none of them scare you away!
Thank you for following along with my photography adventures and The Backyard Blog for a second year. I think the biggest step I made this year was beginning to use the camera flash with a homemade diffuser, which opened up many new macro opportunities because I no longer had to find naturally well-lit subjects. (I have since abandoned that awkward design and now just hold a polystyrene take-out box lid in front of the flash with my hand.) I hope I will make several more steps forward in 2019.
Stay curious, and have a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!