Monochrome itsy bitsy spider and a “H” stories voting reminder

Here’s a quick reminder to please — if so inclined — read the “H” Alphabet Challenge Stories. After, if receptive to the idea, the writers hope you’ll make the effort and vote for your favorite HERE.<<<this is a link

That post links to the individual stories and it’s where you ‘ll find the poll where readers can click a box and vote for their favorite. If you have friends (I mean, even I have a few, so I imagine most readers have many, many friends), you can share that link and help expand the readership. I mean, we’re not professional writers, but there’s usually at least one decent story in the bunch.

If you’ve already voted, thank you. If you’ve asked friends and family to read and vote, you’re an angel, or maybe a saint, or just a swell person, and we thank you.

Anyway, monochrome itsy bitsy spider . . . Yesterday, I told the tale (<<<this is a link) of me hurting a spider, likely breaking one of its legs. I don’t know much about a spider’s healing abilities, but I hope they heal and that Lefty healed quickly.

OK, so I know a little . . . if the spider is still in the molting stage (relatively young) then — over the course of a couple of molts — it will heal itself. It can even replace missing limbs.

Less certain is what happens when they are older. Unfortunately, Lefty — while small — didn’t exactly look like a juvenile. Still, I hope Lefty’s fine.

For my part, I decided to either honor its fortitude and good health or — if Lefty didn’t make it — honor Lefty’s memory with a series of monochrome treatments.

Rather than repeat them all as single photos, here’s a gallery with all the photos presented in random order.

Should you want to see the full-size photos, that’s possible if you go to the SmugMug gallery HERE.<<<this is a link

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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9 Responses to Monochrome itsy bitsy spider and a “H” stories voting reminder

  1. seekraz says:

    Rather cool close-ups there, Emilio…especially that last one. Looks like he/she should be in a cartoon….


    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Scott. They’re not really macros . . . more like macros-by-cropping, but they still offer up a fair amount of detail.

      And, yes, of all the spiders, these are probably the ones that have the best chance of making it in Hollywood (as good guys; we already have many offered up as bad sorts).


  2. Wowza! Cool in monochrome! It makes the details of body and face even more other-worldly-amazing!
    I hope Lefty is okay.
    If not, I’d eat an insect in his honor…but, fortunately, I’ve not seen any insects today. Of course I haven’t went looking for any either. Ha.
    I have a jumping spider story, but too long to share here.

    Liked by 1 person

    • disperser says:

      Thank you, Carolyn. Monochrome can bring out details by virtue of the contrast.

      And, I’d think he’s rather you saved the bug for him (or another spider) rather than eating it yourself.

      Perhaps you should do a post about your story . . . .

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Ggreybeard says:

    I’d still call them macros. The end result is what matters.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hey Disperser — most of the time when I read a post of yours for the first time and get down to the bottom I find that I am already counted as liking your post! Do you have any explanation for this?


    • disperser says:

      No. I noticed the same thing recently when I visit some blogs. Not all blogs, but enough. I go there to read and my gravatar is already in the list of “likes”. The first few times I actually wondered if I’d hit it and not remembered, so I paid attention.

      I’ve not discovered any distinguishing attribute with the blogs where it happens.

      I asked WordPress support about it, but they don’t yet have an answer for me.

      It could be related to the problems they’re having with comments not showing up. That has supposedly been fixed, although a few of my comments haven’t shown up once I click on ‘post comment’.

      Frankly, I think they messed something up a month or two ago and are still tracking it down.

      I also wondered about another possibility . . . I’m still using a 2010 Theme and I wonder if some of the newer coding glitches on the older themes, but not the newer ones.

      Anyway, I don’t yet have a definitive answer.

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