Photo winning in a competition
I am very pleased and proud to announce that I am a winner in the "small but mighty" photographic competition organised by 嘉道理農場暨植物園 Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden with this image:
Below is the caption and information:
標題：致命的擁抱 說明：這是蟹蛛總科中的蟹蛛。這種蜘蛛不結網，牠們會住在花朵之中埋伏捕獵，捕取來賞花的昆蟲。 我在農場的上山區找到牠，牠正張開雙手等待牠的午餐。 Title: The Deadly Embrace Caption: This is a Crab Spider in the family Thomisidae. This spider does not make a web, but makes its living ambush hunting in flowers, where they grab visiting insects. I found him near the top of the farm, arms outstretched, waiting for his lunch.
I wanted to point out the difference between this shot, which was shot using a remote flash held overhead but also using available daylight, but it really brings the focus onto the subject and also allows for a great close up macro which i could handhold.
Compare this to the original image below of my initial shot when i first spotted the spider and got off a "record" shot, using only available light. I was also lucky that whilst i was taking photos he came across the leaf to challenge me, arms outstretched, before running under the lead. Quite a brave move for something 1/1000 of my size!