I invested in a macro lens some time ago, and though it has taken a long time and a lot of trial and error, I have become steadily more excited about the possibilities that such a lens can provide. I’ve taken thousands of photos this summer, I’m sure, and a great many of them were with my macro lens. So I thought I would share a sampling of some of my favorites. Every photo in this group has some kind of living creature in it…some are hidden very well, so look carefully! 🙂
There are a couple of photos here which were not taken with a macro lens, but they fit in here anyway. Spiders, bees, weevils, moths, caterpillars, beetles, flies, grasshoppers, and even a Hummingbird Clearwing are among this collection of photos. A lot of the photos have been cropped to better show the insects. Unfortunately, I had to resize them as my blog is running low on space. The original photos are typically much clearer than what you see here, but I wanted to share the pictures anyway. A particular favorite is the pair of photos of the grasshopper (or possibly a locust?) on the leaf, so that all you can see is his shadow and a pair of antennae, and then his worried little face as he looks over the edge of the leaf right into the camera. I smile every time I see that picture. 🙂
Fall is upon us now, and I hope you all are ready for it. Hard to think summer is over, but the sweatshirt weather is always nice. Have a great day! I hope you like the photos.