Thanks so much for your kind words, Nate. I have to tell you, though, that I'm still in the "throw enough against the wall and hope something sticks" level of photography! I have learned that tripod works much better than no tripod in most macro cases (except when things are moving too much to use a tripod, then it's hold my breath and hope for the best!). If the light is good, I go for no flash. If it doesn't look right to me, I try again with flash. If I'm trying to get close, I go to f22. For whatever works, I really have to credit the great shots I see here for inspiration, and all the great critique.So your exif says that you are shooting with no flash and 1/30th shutter (I noticed similar on your crane fly shot). Are you shooting these handheld? I really need to venture into the world of non-flash macro because this shot (as all of yours) is beautiful.
Thanks, Steve, for your encouragement!Love the color & patterns! Your putting out some great macro! Love this shot Doss!
Thanks Eric! It's been interesting watching them. They stayed very still and in a small cluster for several days at the top of the plant, then they turned more black with red markings and climbed down the plant. I don't know what any of this means, but it's fascinating!Don't think I've ever seen bugs that color! Nicely done, dossy. Especially for a "throw enough against the wall and hope something sticks" photographer!