...is to add an actual human.
It's funny how our social primate brain works. We gain immediate emotional access to an image simply by inserting a member of our own species.
(Incidentally, that's one reason why David Attenborough's Life in the Undergrowth is so effective. With Attenborough able to share the screen with tiny arthropods, the result of a new generation of optics, that whole miniature world seems suddenly available.)
Lens: Canon 17-40 f4.0L wide angle zoom lens
Body: Canon EOS 20D dSLR
Settings: ISO 400, f/13, 1/250 sec.
Nice shot. Dynastids are so cool.
A couple of similar ones I took:
I found your blog today while I was procrastinating- all I can say is WOW!
Love the photography!
On another thread you lamented that some bugs were hard to shot because they moved too fast. Have you tried using CO2? A raised rim, possibly floating, or the sides of a box, might allow you to lay down a blanket of CO2 that would slow the subject enough to get a good shot.
So what's the common name of the Homo sapiens shown in the photo? ;)
possibly floating, or the sides of a box, might allow you to lay down a blanket of CO2 that would slow the subject enough to get a good shot.