During the same shoot, in the same area, I spotted this flower separated from the plants around it. Again, although the "normal" lens wouldn't give the kind of high impact close up that a macro would, it made a nice atmosphere and did a good job of blurring the background into vaguely suggestive shapes, thanks to an f/1.2 aperture.
Both of these images are compositionally a little unusual for me. I almost never place the main subject right in the middle of the frame, but...sometimes I think it works. Now here's a serendipitous visitor that I snagged in the same shoot, actually about a minute and a half before spotting the spider:
Yet again, I like having the tools to get up close and personal with bugs, but sometimes a broader view is enjoyable. And in spite of what you might imagine, my overall focus was on the child, and we got many, many photos that I'm sure will not only be enjoyed by her parents, but also by her, when she is a bit older.