I’m still working at this macrophotography game, and have discovered that dragonflies are the best practice subjects. They’re colorful and photogenic, they perch in easily accessible places, they’re not as skittish as spiders, and they look so cute, especially when they cock their heads and open their mandibles at you.
Beautiful. I need to take pictures like that, too. Specifically of dragonflies.
Getting some nice detail in there!
Akira MacKenzie says
I love dragonflies!
Dragonflies are cool and everything, but at least hear in NW Washington they like to dine on honeybees.
All: In context of the spider posts that Dr. Myers is blessing us with, I urge readers to consider becoming a beekeeper. It’s pretty cheap, easy, cool to do, and fun if you like that sort of thing.
Maybe spider fans can also become beekeepers? I think it might be a good target audience.
Sorry. HERE not hear. Yikes. Ugh.
The Science Pundit says
You really have a thing for viscous carnivores, don’t you?
chigau (違う) says
Most North American honey bees are European imports.
A good camera for macro photography is the Olympus TG-5 or TG-6, about $400-$450. They have macro and micro modes, and have built-in focus stacking, where are series of photos are taken at different distance and the photos are merged so that the sharpest pixels from each photo are used. I find this very impressive.
They are also waterproof and shockproof so you can use them in the rain or underwater.
kyle Doidge says