31 May 2011
Another weekend, another batch of macro bugs
Posted by Callan Bentley
This weekend, we went backpacking with our friends Seth and Anne, at Dolly Sods in West Virginia. As usual, I took pictures. Not so much of rocks this time, but there were lots of springtime buggies crawling about, and you know how I like to shoot macro photos of small critters… So here you go:
Grasshopper nymph (juvenile):
Moth (on my fingertip):
A very large ant hill:
Weevil (arm hair for scale):
A deerfly I swatted, with beautiful eyes:
An elegant ninja of an alderfly:
I love the bugs. Seeing them close-up through the digital camera brings me unaccountable happiness.
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The image quality of these photographs is incredible, for such a small size of subject! Well done. Do you have a special fancy lens on your digital camera?
Nope — it’s just a regular little Canon Elph point-n-shoot; set to “macro” function (the little tulip-looking icon).
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