Nikon D800 Macro: Hover and Damselfly

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.

hoverfly

hoverfly

while I find hoverflies pretty boring to shoot – damselflies are the very opposite; bright and coloured.

Damselfly

Damselfly

Some kind of monster + Free weathered concrete texture/background.

Some kind of monster

Some kind of monster

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):

texture weathered concrete by KristerP Laperm.wordpress.com

texture weathered concrete by KristerP Laperm.wordpress.com