Tales From the Back Yard – Insect Macro Photography

Uncategorized | July 15, 2013 | By

Summer is here and the insect world is humming which means that your own backyard will provide almost limitless subjects for macro photography.  At a minimum, you’ll need a camera, preferably as DSLR with a macro lens (e.g., Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 USM Macro Autofocus Lens), and a bit of patience.  If you have the opportunity to get out early in the morning, particularly if it was a cool evening, you may find that your targets are more tolerant of you approaching with your camera.

I’ve been shooting a few macro images around the backyard (when the mosquitos are on break).  Here are few examples of what I’ve caught so far.

 

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A harvestman scavenging on a leaf

Harvestman (Leiobunum) scavenging on a cup plant.

Red Milkweed Beetle

Red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus) enjoying a snack.

 

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Green Darner (Anax junius)

 

Blue-tailed damselfly

Blue-tailed damselfly (Ischnura elegans)

Eastern Forktail

Eastern Forktail Damselfly (Ischnura verticalis)

 

Plume moth

Plume moth (Pterophoridae)

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