I am not a fan of doing macro, but I haven’t seen this insect before [Clytus arietis]. Approx 12mm
I went out in the garden today to see how well the D800 would perform in macro photography, the most obvious benefit for me was the high iso capability enabling me to shoot at a small aperture combined with fast shutterspeed.
Shot at 1/1000s – it’s obvious how fast the hoverfly beats its wings.
while I find hoverflies pretty boring to shoot – damselflies are the very opposite; bright and coloured.
I am not very fond of shooting macro – don’t get me wrong I love good macro shots but I find it frustrating. Kudos to you with patience enough to enjoy it :)
Every now and then I post free stuff for all the 2d and 3d artists out there, so here’s the 12mp weathered concrete texture I shot and used to make thes photomanipulation above (A macro shot that I didn’t originally like at all):
This big dragonfly crashlanded in our garden.
Shooting without a tripod or flash in they rainy breeze can be tricky – but patience is a virtue.
These nasty buggers have a vicious bite.
As it happens, my good friend at http://penbow.wordpress.com has posted a similar image today :)
.. an unexpected, uninvited guest joining us in our Midsummer celebrations..
OK after a few weeks of trial-and-error shooting - I now surrender to the fantastic world of macro-photography :) – It’s tricky but rewarding.
I take a wild stab in the dark and guess that this insect is of the Pentatomidae family (further help would be appreciated).