Another Jerusalem Cricket

posted on 2013.12.16, under bugs, insects, Photos
16:

jerusalem cricket (3)

Frozen ants

posted on 2012.12.30, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Photos
30:

ants 63

 

It had been raining for 3 days straight.  The ants had invaded the house.

I took a small dish and filled it with about 1/8 inch of water and put it in the freezer.  I then let a several hundred ants climb onto a piece paper.  Once the water was frozen, the paper was held over the ice and the ants that fell to the ice seemed to freeze almost instantly.  I did not expect such immediate results.

63 photos were assembled to get the above photo.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100MM MACRO 2.8
Helicon Focus Software

Hissing Cockroach

posted on 2012.11.24, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Macro, Photos
24:

 

“Ten for $10″, read the sign at the East Bay Vivarium.  So I bought 10 roaches.  The guy tried to charge me $20.  I pointed at the sign, “Roaches ten for $10″ with a smile on my face.  He then went through the involved process of voiding out the previous sale.  I wish I would have kept my mouth shut.  The staff at the vivarium is odd, hostile with a sense of humor; elitist reptile lovers.

I finally finished “Killing the Fat Man Episode 11″ tonight and rewarded myself with a roach photo shoot!

This was shot in a photo tent, using 3 flashes.

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 100mm 2.8
f/32, 1/125, ISO 200

 

 

Hummingbird Moth – Arizona

posted on 2012.09.13, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Lens, Macro
13:

 

 

It can take years to capture a quality Humming Bird Moth photograph.   Yes, they can be seen, but it requires luck or the knowledge of their habits to get a quality photo.  It is best to find these remarkable insects in the early dawn.  Whenever I see them past 8AM they seem to be en route to “another location”.  I have never seen a faster flying insect and if they are not feeding in a particular location for several minutes, getting a photo is near impossible.  This particular morning in Prescott Arizona, at about 7AM, I grabbed about 100 epic photographs of this Humming Bird Moth!  He was solo and stayed on this bush for 10 minutes!  More photos to come!

Canon 5D Mark II (2)
Canon 100mm, 2.8 Macro lens

 

 

Washington DC insect

posted on 2012.08.30, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, insects, Photos
30:

Looking from my hotel window.

African thorny bug

posted on 2012.06.26, under Canon 5D Mark III, insects, Macro, Photos
26:


I actually saw these bugs around for a couple of days before I realized they were alive.   At first I thought they were plant matter; thorns or bristles.  Even after I realized that they were insects, I assumed I was looking at castings of an insect that had molted.

It was confirmed this was a living insect when I saw this guys eating a leaf.

This was shot in foliage, 10 meters from the Indian Ocean in Mombasa, Kenya.

Canon MP-E 65MM macro lens
Canon 100mm Macro 2.8

 

 

The Spider, The Bee, and the Flies

posted on 2012.05.16, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark III, Flash, insects, Macro
16:

I tried to go on a walk this sunny San Diego morning, but I did not make it 30 feet out the front door, before I found this spectacular photo opportunity.

This green spider captured the bee and several small flies (?) have jumped on board.

Video coming soon!

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon 65mm MP-E macro lens
Canon Macro Flash MT 24-EX 

Bug Season – Del Mar, California – April 8, 2012

posted on 2012.04.08, under Canon 5D Mark III, Uncategorized
08:

 

Canon 5D Mark III
Canon MP-E 65mm Macro lens

There is no comparison between the Mark II and the Mark III.  Any serious photographer will be happy with the Mark III purchase and never look back at the Mark II.

 

 

Scottsdale insect in December

posted on 2012.02.20, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Photos
20:

Canon 5D
Canon MP-E 65mm
Canon Macro Flash MT 24 EX

Lady Bug, Rose Bud and Aphids

posted on 2011.11.18, under bugs, Canon 5D Mark II, insects, Macro
18:

The Canon 65mm MP-E is a remarkable lens.

This is as wide as this lens shoots.  Without a flash or some additional light it would be nearly impossible to get
this photo without the ISO being 2500 to 6400.

This was captured using the Canon 5D at ISO 100, f13, 1/200 using a the canon Twin Lite MT-24EX.

pagetop