After flowers one of the more common subjects of macro shooters is bugs. Insects are defined as 6 legged creatures and would not include such things as spiders, which can be great subjects, especially if shot in their web. The number of legs or presence of wings is not limitation, but the subject must be natural, so no electronic listening devices! Spiders, ants, butterflies, roaches, mosquitoes... captured as well composed closeups is what we are looking for.
RULES: --Post up to 7 images but only one image/post --Include shooting info so we can learn from each other --Previously posted images are welcome but not previous contest winners --When posting please do so by hitting the reply link below this top post, not the reply link to another post. --Include a title in the subject line --Capture must be shot with a Nikon camera and any lens --Comments are welcome but NO public critiquing, i.e., how to make it better. This is a contest so PM's are a better way to offer feedback --WARNING Posts that do not meet the spirit of the challenge will not be selected as finalists and may be periodically removed by the moderators without notice
The top images will be selected by the previous months winner and be included in a poll for members to vote for the winning photo. The winning image will be added to the Macro Contest Winners Gallery
Albert J Valentino Nikonian Moderator Emeritus Vantage Point Images Mastery of Composition is the Key to Great Photography
Thanks for looking. I don't do many "bugs" shots and from the looks of the entries here I now understand why. I am clueless how to do this kind of photography. I am totally blown away by the work on this page.
Strong thunderstorm this morning.Heavy wind, sheets of rain.This bug ended up on my storm door. I need to clean my windows D300s Tamron 90 mm f2.8 macro, f/32 6s ISO 200 pp'd in ViewNX2. Background color comes from my garage..
D700, 300mm f4D, auto ISO 640, 1/1250s, f4, -0.7EV The wasps were working feverishly to build their nest in the blazing sun. The wasp sitting on top of the nest's job was to fan/ cool the nest and other workers.