These guys are everywhere. I hear they have a nasty bite. Looks like this one is missing part of its front leg. Shot with my Olympus at a respectable distance.
One of our Florida insects. A female twostriped walkingstick. Anisomorpha buprestoides, also called devil’s riding horse, prairie alligator, stick bug, witch’s horse, devil’s darning needle, scorpion, and musk mare. LOL! This one was about 2.5 inches. Ick! They can spray stinky poison if disturbed. Nothing beautiful about this lady. 🙂
Canon 6D with EF100mm f/2.8L Macro IS. Settings were 1/100 sec; f/5.6; ISO 160
I never get tired seeing the Anole’s. Especially when they change their color to green to hide from you. They are so delicate. Shot with Olympus TG-4. Settings were f4.9, 1/50sec, ISO1600, 18mm.
The ditch in our front yard is full of water from all the rain. Amazing how fast the tadpoles appeared. I tried to take a photo of one with back legs but they would not cooperate. Put my Olympus TG-4 in the water on microscope mode. Cropped and sharpened. Settings were f3.5, 1.100sec, iso800, and 10mm.
This little guy did not like me taking his photo. Every time I tried to get a shot of him, he would move around the chain link to hid his face. This was the only one I got with him looking at me. Didn’t realize he had one antenna until I brought the photo up in photoshop.
Boost contrast, sharpened and cropped. Shot with my Olympus TG4. Really need to get my Nikon out 😦
Settings were f4.9, iso500, 1/400sec, 18mm and microscope mode.
It is amazing the different stages of the lady bug during its life time. Shot with Olympus TG4 on microscope mode.
A tiny bee going through hell to get some pollen from a cone flower. Looks difficult but he seems to have an abundance of pollen. I planted some of these flowers in a pot to attract some different critters.
Used the TG-4 on microscope mode and the macro led ring.