First in a series of Videos that will shed light on macro photography a video by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.
I plan on getting into a little more detail concerning macro photography and sharing tips that have personally helped me.
This interesting structure is located on Donnelly street in Mt. Dora Florida. This town was settled in 1874 and has some fantastic structures, shopping, and attractions. It’s a nice little place to escape and relax. The architecture and charm is as if time has stood still here for a very long time.
Started my morning at Okeeheelee park where I found an upside down tortoise I initially thought was dead. Flipped her over and tried photographing bees and it was as if I was blamed for the misfortune of the tortoise.
Every flying insect was dive bombing me. I have been sneaking around bees with ninja-like precision for quite some time, but today I had a target on my back.
Not bitten, but something was definitely pissing them off. Maybe it’s my new deodorant? Tired of doing sprints I’m off to mounts botanical garden…
Found this green hoverfly today. I am not entirely sure who was observing who. I stayed perfectly still other than maneuvering my camera and this fly seemed to follow me around; sometimes hovering only inches from my face.. I stayed with the subject for almost a half hour and I was gradually able to get closer and this is my best result. At this point I was only inches away as it hovered in the air. Subject moving, manually exposed, handheld…
From Wiki: They are called cotton stainers because their red bodies get crushed along with the cotton they eat when it is harvested, and these stains are difficult to remove. Their feeding mechanism also cuts the fibres and hence affects the growth of the cotton ball. They caused massive problems in the United States during the industrial revolution.