I noticed outside a number of jumping spiders, and having had some success with a black porcelain tile I thought it would be worth another try but with a different spider (last time was a flower spider). There are plenty of jumping spiders outside my house so I safely collected one, put it on the tile and started taking pictures as it wandered around the tile.The images were taken with a Nikon D5300 digital camera, and a Sigma 150mm Macro. Once I had finished I safely collected the jumping spider and put it back where I found it outside.Amusingly after I had placed it outside,

I visited an open garden event on Sunday 13th of September which was fundraising for the Upper Beaconsfield Fire Brigade, another brigade of the Country Fire Authority.The event was well attended when I was there just before midday.I will process and hopefully post some more landscapes during the next few weeks but below are some of my favorite animal shots, whilst we were sitting down under a tree I heard a buzzing, and just before changing lenses I decided to take the camera and investigate.I was happy to see that the tree was in full bloom and full of Bee's, so I got out the

I went through my parents garden today looking for some flowers or something to photograph, and by coincidence this Flower Spider i think (Diaea evanida) was well camouflaged within the flowers and leaves, having shown itself I decided to instead get photos of the spider, who I must say was not at all afraid of the camera / ring flash.The spider spent a significant amount of time trying to attack me and the camera, but I did get (in my view)  some great photographs before the spider was returned to the back yard.The images were taken with a Nikon D5300, a Sigma 150mm Macro and