Tamron 90mm 2.8
This will always be one of my favourite shots I have ever captured and it was completely encountered by surprise. Photography is a perfect mixture of preparedness and luck. I have always maintained that to get the most out of photography or art, know your tools and be fluid with the moment. If you know your tools inside out and something unexpected happens, you are able to react effectively. This shot was just that. While I was shooting a flower bouquet on my kitchen table I saw a lady bug enter the viewfinder on one of the stems. I calmly adjust the macro lens and exposure and began to slowly pan with the lady bug, snapping off shots as it walked along the flower stem. The lady bug stopped suddenly and I didn’t even see the reason why until the reason stood up and stretched out it’s front arms. Within seconds the spider jumped on the lady bug and was instantly ejected off when the lady bug flew away. Within those precious seconds I was able to catch focus and 3 frames before it happened. Had I not known my equipment and how to react with intention, I would have missed this once in a lifetime shot. This has happened more times than I can count during my career.