I’ve just added these insect photos taken this morning to my Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/4 AIS Review as more samples taken with a PN-11 Extension tube attached. This combination gives you a focusing range from of about 1:2 â€“ 1:1 reproduction, so thats the range of magnification you’re seeing here.
The Audubon Society preserve was completely full of insects â€” especially mosquitos â€”Â and it would have been hard not to get any shots like this.
Grass and Hopper
This shot was my favorite from today. The lighting on the grass, framing, it all worked out well. That is, excepting the dust on my sensor. The guy jumped away right after I took 3 shots in rapid succession, and I’m very glad I got something good before he ran.
In terms of composition, this is the weakest shot I’m putting up in this post, but it’s the first time I’ve gotten 1:1 reproduction on a dragonfly and I love the detail in the eyes.
This is only the second grasshopper I’ve ever photographed, the one earlier in this post being the first. I had a difficult time choosing between this photo and another one that was basically the same composition but from further away. In the end, I figured the closer one was more appropriate as I’m using this in a review for a macro lens.
I’m amazed this bee came out at all. I pointed the camera at him, moved in to focus, and then the bee flew away as I released the shutter. I almost glanced over it when reviewing all the photos I took, I was so sure it hadn’t worked. It’s a good reminder to be more careful as I look through my photos.