BELINDA GROVER PHOTOGRAPHY

STOPS ALONG THE WAY

NOT A BUG IN SIGHT (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

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Damselfly

None of these photos feature true bugs. The spider is an arachnid and the other two are insects. The damselfly was taken with my 70-200mm lens, the fly and jumping spider with my 105mm. I use my longer lens most of the time with an eye to taking bird and other wildlife shots. I find that I can get pretty decent close-up shots of insects with it as well although I have to crop the image more. With a bit of encouragement from “my partner in crime” I have been getting more familiar with my macro lens, extension tubes and flash. The spider and fly are recent shots taken with this set up. I’ll be using it more often.

Jumping Spider

Fly

38 thoughts on “NOT A BUG IN SIGHT (THREE PHOTOGRAPHS)

  1. Loved the spider in particular, but they’re all good.

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  2. Excellent images, especially that 3rd one.
    Looks like you have a very steady hand.

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  3. Stunning pictures! I always seem to fail when using my macro lens (90mm Tamron), depth of field and sharpness always lacking. How much of an improvement does the extension tubes and flash make?

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    • Thank you. Extension tubes allow you to focus closer to your subject without actually having to move closer (which can be an advantage with some insects😊). The flash stops movement and adds that bit of extra light. I like the combination very much.

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  4. Iontach , lovely sharp images. great fly shot.

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  5. There’s a whole other world out there in Macroland. Nice sharp photos.

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  6. The fly was a triumph.

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  7. The iridescence on the fly’s wings is incredible!

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  8. These are wonderful, Belinda! The damselfly looks like it is striking a yoga pose. 😉

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  9. I love your macro shots. This is something I need to learn about.

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  10. Wow, the eyes are popping out!

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  11. Macro photography is so much fun! A whole new world. 🙂 Great captures, Belinda!

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  12. Hmmm…macro lens…maybe this will be added to my wish list!

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  13. WOW these are fantastic shots :o) the clarity is amazing

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  14. Beautiful photos Belinda! I love my macro lens and the detail that it captures when I am photographing insects. I haven’t taken it out yet this summer, but I am sure it won’t be long!

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  15. Wonderful macro photography……. 🙂

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