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:

Mating dragonflies:

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.