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.


  1. davidnangle says

    Beautiful. I need to take pictures like that, too. Specifically of dragonflies.

  2. archangelospumoni says

    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.

  3. martincohen says

    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.