I haven’t been taking many pictures during the last few days. On Friday I left Foyers and braved the A9 down to Kinross.
This morning I got the mirror out and went looking under logs for insects. I then had to try and make them behave long enough for a photograph.
Here you can see it has four legs per segment. I noticed that it doesn’t use all it’s legs all the time, it seems to rest a few whilst running on the others. These were shot at twice life size and tested my patience. It’s amazing how fast they move. I released it back under a log and continued entertaining myself with this spider.
I spent a good half hour trying to get it to pose face on but I don’t think it could understand my English accent. I have released it back into the greenhouse where it can do some good by eating an aphid or two.
I quite like the front surfaced mirror but I suspect the insects are less impressed.