I've had several people ask me recently where to focus when taking insect photos.Â Here's my advice.
Aim for the eyes.
A phorid fly sits atop a fungus, its compound eye slightly ahead of the focal plane.
The same fly with its eye in the focal plane.
The second photo should be more…
in which I roar, and pounce... and float away.
The American Physical Society News Zero Gravity column is particularly good this month (member login maybe required), he says modestly.
I must be grateful though, at least they didn't cast me as Lockhart or Slughorn... Mad-Eye Moody'd have been kinda…
Lasius claviger at f/3.5
Lasius claviger at f/13
I wouldn't say that either image is better.Â The first is dreamier, more abstract, more interpretive.Â The second is crisp and illustrative.Â Quite a difference for a small tweaking of camera settings!
Most of my insect photography…
Granted, it is the print media, rather than the bubble-headed TV doctors that I railed against a couple of days ago, but even so I had a hard time believing this article in the Washington Post when it was forwarded to me.
Washington Post articlePart 1 and Part 2 of Early Detection of…