There comes a time in a mans life when he realizes he was born to fail, at something. I think I have homed in on my " something" with pinpoint accuracy. I shot this photo in Sony's smart telephoto mode at 300mm through a 14 year old Sigma 70-300 APO/Macro Lens. It made everything like really big, almost like it was 600mm or something. All was going well and I was enjoying my time with my new camera, and all my failures, that is until the Carnivorous Beast entered the scene and would not LEAVE. I shoo-ed him and he retreated from the frame but when I got back behind the camera, there he was again. I poked him with a twig and once more he retreated. I was certain that I had defeated the 8 legged critter and once and for all rid him from my subject without going to the extremes of shooting him with a .22 rifle. At the end of the day, as the sun faded, the wretched beast won the territorial battle. His persistence overcame my resistance. Ladies and Gentleman, and children of all ages, " I give you my most recent failure.