I was really into the 100 strangers project. You know the one, where you walk up to a complete stranger and ask to take their picture and find out a little about them. Now, I would have put up all of the previous images onto this site however, my external hard drive had a heart attack and decided to die peacefully on me - so I feel like I'm starting fresh. So fresh in fact that I didn't even think to ask Chris about himself as it's been quite a while since I've done this sort
When taking photos of insects, whatever you do, don't block the light or the sun that is shining on them. When the light or sun disappears from where they are at rest, it generally means that a predator is after them! Take a moment or two to stand back and observe the direction the light is coming from and then plan where you can stand and get that photo you're after. Dolichopodid flies are particularly sensitive to the loss of light on them and they won't hang around to find
It's amazing how many insects are around the local neighbourhood. As much as I love walking in the botanical gardens or parklands and taking photos there are times when I don't have the transport or time to get there so I just go for a wonder around the neighbourhood. This Plumbago Blue female is laying her eggs on her laval food source and they are pale green and blend in so well that it can be hard to see. Quite the busy gal at only 2 odd centimetres tall! M xx
It warms my heart when I see eaten leaves and flowers in my garden. It means that I've provided a food source for some insects that need it. In the image below, the Tibouchina flowers are being munched on by a Tussock Moth Caterpillar. Our gardens don't need to be "perfect" - there are plenty of leaves and flowers for both us and the insects to enjoy! M xx #macrophotography #MichelleL #TheMacroQueen #MichelleLeggPhotography #flower #butterfly #moth #TussockMothCaterpillar #Ti
I don't really say much.....I much prefer my images to do the chatting. Every now and then I will add a few words of my own to hopefully help and encourage any who wish to take up the challenging genre of macro photography. M xx #Welcome #MichelleL #TheMacroQueen #MichelleLeggPhotography #macrophotography #flower #AustralianNativeBee #StinglessBee
A post or two with some hints and tips on how one can improve with their macro photography. It's a challenging genre but also an extremly enjoyable one!