These spider’s web blended in well with the surroundings. I did not realize there was a spider there until I positioned myself at a different angle. I am in a black and white mood it seems. This is the third black and white photo I have submitted. I boost the contrast using curves in Photoshop, sharpened, converted B/W. Shot with the Olympus TG4. settings f4.9, 1/400sec, iso250, 18mm.
A miniscule, flying insect with more eyes than head! 😆 Love the cute little nubs on the top! He seemed to be interested in nectar or pollen in these tiny blue flowers growing in the lawn.
Taken with Canon 6D and EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/80 sec; f/7.1; ISO 100.
Did not realize at the time I shot the spider that it was eating a smaller insect. Lucky me! Shot with m Nikon D300s and 105mm lens. Converted it to black and white for something different. My settings were f3.5, 1/200sec, iso400.
It is amazing the different stages of the lady bug during its life time. Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.
So many titles to choose from. Roaming around the yard of the house we are renovating when I stumbled upon these two little love birds. This is a photo of two air potato beetles getting it on. At one point the bottom one looked like it was trying to knock the top one off. Processed this photo in Lightroom. First time using Lightroom to tweak my photos. Opened it up in Photoshop to sharpen it some more. Used my Olymput TG-4 on microscope mode. The settings were iso500, 18mm, f4.9 and 1/400sec.
Another backyard find. From what I can tell after searching the internet this looks like a leaf beetle.
Cropped and sharpened. Shot with Olympus TG4. Settings f4.9, 1/320sec, iso800, 18mm, microscope mode.
I believe this little guy is called a Click beetle. He doesn’t look happy having a camera shoved in his face. Oh well, I needed my weekly photo 🙂
Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode. Settings were f4.4, 1/320sec, iso125 and 14mm.