20170702 Backyard   2 comments

After many years of interest in insect photography, I finally went ahead and bought a macro lens.  I got about fifteen minutes today to go into the backyard and see how it worked.  Initial impressions are very positive!  Even though about half way through the session I realized I had my Raynox filter on, reducing the depth of focus.

“Valets do it, surfer babes do it,

Even summertime Syrphidae do it.”

DSC04686.JPG

From Tom Murray’s book, I would guess Toxomerus marginatus, based on the abdominal pattern.  I don’t know if you’re allowed to guess species based on that, though.

DSC04683_gimp.JPG

An assassin bug nymph.  Perhaps Zelus luridus?

DSC04695_gimp.JPG

Perhaps a katydid nymph (identified for me as genus Scudderia):

DSC04708.JPG

 

Advertisements

Posted 2017-07-02 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

2 responses to “20170702 Backyard

Subscribe to comments with RSS.

  1. Really nice photos

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: