I thought I’d follow up yesterday’s post, The secret world of the smallest things, with more of the most miniscule critters in my garden. They are little more than moving dots to the naked eye but the macro lens and cropping reveals another world.
I am not going to be able to identify some of these tiny creatures. I know when I am out of my depth! I am content just to enjoy them, and their colourful landscape.
Some are not so welcome, or pretty. Don’t bite me! But isn’t the sumach leaf lovely?
I promise no insects tomorrow.
Shame. I enjoy them.
They weren’t gone for long 😉
These are amazing images! How do you create this effect? Lens, settings, etc. would love to learn from an expert.
Hi. I use a 100mm macro lens. Usual setting, nothing special. For me, photography is 90% composition and 10% technique. But a fair smattering of patience and perseverance certainly helps. I did a post on how I photograph insects in flight: https://focusedmoments.net/2012/04/25/in-flight-entertainment/. There’s also a post somewhere in here explaining bokeh, which is also a feature of my macros. Keep tuned – there will be more! Thanks for visiting.
I never tire of your insect photographs!
Thanks. I never tire of taking them!
Love your insect shots, as long as they don’t invade my house. 😉
He he – I wouldn’t be too pleased to find them indoors either. 🙂
Amazing photos – so beautiful! 🙂
Particularly like the last shot. Love the grass, is it? The lines and the colours of that with the little critter. Really grabs my attention.
Thanks, Jaina. Yes, I have a small clump of ornamental grass and it is a hiding place for all manner of tiny beasties. It is a very attractive gold colour at this time of year.
Magnificent. You could post your insect shots evert day with no complaints from me.
Well, maybe not EVERY day.
Bug season is winding down now so I will have to start posting other things… 😉
WOW, WOW, WOW.. awesomeness in the extreme