- Aug 21, 2018
Thanks muchAs usual a very nice set of images, keep them coming
Thank youVery nice and interesting series.
You have bought some beauties to the forum, again
Thank you! Always a treat to come across them in the fieldThat jewel bug...
I'm sure this calls for gear upgrade!Rubbish as always, Hayath. You must try harder.
(another vote for the jewel bug - oh la la. brilliant colours)
A mix of fieldcraft, understanding subject behavior, luck and some bit of discipline in reaching them while they're not too active (early mornings and evenings work better)I always wondered HOW you get a macro shot of an insect that can jump or fly, without freezing it so that it does not move.
No, no and no. There is an easier way. You catch them in a net and freeze them overnight and then photograph them the next day, using pins and things to position them on your in-house table-top flower, just right. You can then use arty-farty filters and enhance the out-of-focus areas to hide your subterfuge so your million followers on Instagram don't know that you've cut their wings off, sometimes, in case they fly away. And then you can put them in the sun to melt and say you released them.A mix of fieldcraft, understanding subject behaviour, luck and some bit of discipline in reaching them while they're not too active (early mornings and evenings work better)