Welcome to the world of the small. Insects and spiders are for the most part small creatures, and we don’t get to admire them in detail very often. They are both prevalent and elusive, very difficult to approach. Except for butterflies, most have a bad reputation with people, which is usually related to deadly illnesses that some species carry, or because they are downright venomous. Patience and perseverance can go a long way towards understanding their behavior and achieving good shots of them on their environment.