I was berating myself a little for having neglected the opportunity to film Ronald Kray the Yabbie during his moult. It was fascinating to watch, and one does not always get such an opportunity. The odds of me being present as it happened are pretty low. Like the transformation of Monarch caterpillars that gave me such grief, it was all over in a few seconds. I missed both the pupation transformation, and the moment the butterfly emerged, each time by only a few seconds.
I reminded myself that when I was taking shots of fireworks displays, I had come to realise that while I was taking the photos, some of which turned out quite well, I was missing the show, and not getting the full thrill of the event. Sometimes one has to just forget about anything else, and experience it, rather than try to capture it.