I’ve Had the Macro Bug Lately

Praying Mantis

Praying Mantis

Sorry for the play on words, but it had to be done!  This last few weeks I have been enthralled by some of the bugs in our garden and brought out the macro lens to capture some close ups.  What I have really been reminded of is that macro photos of live subjects are hard to get!  These guys just don’t want to hold still while I work at getting the depth of field right along with an interest angle and some lighting to go with it.

Between the squash bugs, hover fly and a praying mantis, this last week has given me some really interesting subjects to put in front of the camera.  I hope you enjoy them almost as much as I enjoyed taking them!

Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 100mm macro