This entry was posted on June 23, 2012 by Lemony. It was filed under Insect and was tagged with Insect, Nature Photography, Panasonic Lumix LX5, Photography.
what a lovely way to start the day.
June 23, 2012 at 11:44 am
I love the way you’ve captured the iridescence on the wings of the hoverfly in the first picture. 🙂
June 23, 2012 at 11:57 am
My winner – no. 6.
June 23, 2012 at 12:21 pm
Une petite préférence pour la 3 ème et la 6ème, mais elles sont toutes belles!
June 23, 2012 at 12:23 pm
I think, they are a kind of = 1) Hover Fly, 2) Green-bottle Fly (It’s a first time to see with its black patched wings)
3) caterpillar of something 🙂 4) Pupating lady-bird, 5) Spider kind 🙂 6) Bumble Bee (they got more than 20
different species), 7) Cuckoo’s Spit (inside a Sup-sucking Nymph of Cercopoidea kind is hiding) = Good collection
of Natural History ! (with impartial attitude !)
June 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm
Good IDs! 😀 😀
June 24, 2012 at 6:58 pm
You are so good at this. Amazing shots!
June 23, 2012 at 3:43 pm
Thank you, Carissa, for this very nice compliment!
June 24, 2012 at 7:18 pm
Good macros, well captured indeed!
June 23, 2012 at 5:16 pm
Thank you, Mats. I appreciate your visit and your feedback.
June 24, 2012 at 7:17 pm
amazing…again…superb work Melanie
June 23, 2012 at 10:29 pm
Thank you so much, Joanna!
June 24, 2012 at 7:14 pm
I, too, like the iridescence of the wings but my favorite it the flower shot, I really like the angle and light on that one.
June 24, 2012 at 3:46 pm
The detail on the bee and in the spider is amazing!!! I love the first ohto, looks like it is flying!!
June 24, 2012 at 4:30 pm
That spider is so wicked.
June 26, 2012 at 2:21 am
😀 I love spiders…
June 26, 2012 at 1:45 pm
🙂 Love ’em. More great macro shots. I’ve been photographing lots of flowers lately and each one seems to be a little bug hotel.
The fourth one looks like a creature from my 6 year old sons imaginaton!
June 26, 2012 at 8:03 pm
Hi Melanie. I am wondering if you will reveal one of your Lumix tricks to me. When I wanted to get a huge frog full frame, I had to put my lens withing a quarter inch of him. Luckily he stayed still for me. My question is, how are you able to get these little creatures to take up most of the frame. Are you shooting from further away and heavily cropping the image? That is all I could think of that would work.
April 2, 2013 at 1:40 am
Hi, Rick. It’s a combination of being as close as possible, and then cropping the image. I use the lowest ISO possible to avoid noise, so that I can crop (100 or 200, when I’m outside), and then I get as close as possible to the subject, and am often right up on it (as you said, within a quarter inch), and then to fill the frame I will crop in. I love how close I can get with the Lumix, practically putting the lens right on what I’m photographing: it’s amazing! A lot of time with insects, rather than go on the chase, I’ll place the camera in one spot (near the insect I’m interested in) and be very still, and wait until it come to the lens. It’s a fun sort of challenge! 🙂
April 2, 2013 at 1:58 am
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