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.
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.
approx. 10mm in size.
I take a wild stab in the dark and guess that this insect is of the Pentatomidae family (further help would be appreciated).