Often we feel like we're being dragged along for the ride, or being hung out to dry and left hanging with no where to go. This is what I call being "threaded." You're pulled in one direction with the promise of success and glory and then you find yourself stuck in the middle and left wondering what to do next.
You can decide to make your back from where you came, if possible, or simply fall and pray that you land safely, pick up, and try again another day. It's often better to simply fall. If you back track then you haven't learned anything. If you fall and then go back, you've at least experienced humility and defeat, but are now stronger, smarter, and more capable than you were before.
This drop was taken at 165mm (100mm macro with 65mm of extension tubes). The drop was sitting on top of a red and gold ribbon that wraps around our Christmas tree. There was an LED light shining above the drop from the strand of lights on the tree.
Playing with Drops
I felt a little like I was torturing this poor fella, but I couldn't help myself. I initially wanted to capture the spider on the web with some drops on it. However, once I started spraying water on him, I noticed that he would wait a few seconds and then starting wriggling his arms around and rolling the tiny drops into fat drops. Then he would roll them right off the end of his legs and onto the ground.
I was fascinated watching him playing with the drops. He completely cleaned himself doing this repeatedly. Of course, then I would spray him again and watch him do it all over again.
F E E D I N G T I M E
Sometimes sacrificing one drop for a good shot is well worth the mental anguish one most go through to make that tough decision. For me, personally, I've learned to live with my decisions :)