Category Archives: bugs

week 13

I found a dead ladybug so I though it would be fun to photograph. The lens I shot this with is very hard to use. It is a manual focus lens, but not like other lenses where you turn the focus ring. You have to move the lens toward or away from the subject to focus at the highest magnification, which is 5x actual size. I have a focus rail that moves forward and back which should make it easier but I really need get a second one that also make it move side to side. I tried to do something interesting with the ladybug but I got tired and frustrated with the whole setup…so this is all I’ve got to show for now. Actually…it looks better here then I thought it would.

magnified
canon 5d mkIII • MPE-65mm

magnified
magnified

08 Sep

This shot was taken at the Sussex County Sunflower Maze early Saturday morning. I originally went on Friday morning and when I was leaving I asked if they every open early for photographers to shoot in the “golden light” (they usually open at 10 am). They said they were opening up at 7 am on Saturday so back I went the next day. Not only was the light so much better to shoot the sunflowers in, but everything was covered with glistening dew drops for at least a hour of shooting.

dew covered caterpillar
canon 5d mkIII • 100mm macro

dew covered caterpillar
dew covered caterpillar