Sunday, August 17, 2008


I've tried insect macro photography before with little success. However, I found this perfect subject. It was big, so I could fill the frame with it, but most importantly, it stayed almost perfectly still for about ten minutes, allowing me to take loads of pictures and experiment with different settings and composition. I even bent grass less than an inch in front of it to get a better shot, and it didn't so much as flinch! I finally overstepped the line when I went off to get a penknife, and tried to chop off some blades of grass which were obscuring its face - it hopped off, almost lazily.

You Lookin' At Me?