|published in the Bedford-Sackville Observer - July 20, 2016
A while back, I shared a little story about finding an insect wing when I was vacuuming. I took the wing and photographed it, and added some inspirational words. A couple of days ago, I discovered the type of insect the wing came from.
|an obliging wasp poses on our back door
By now you probably think I am a crazy person. After all, not too many people think it’s fun to take photographs of bugs. If you want to practice your skills at close up photography, nothing beats a bug. Most insects move quickly, so you will be forced to learn the details of your camera so well that it becomes second nature to change the settings. You will develop patience and learn to anticipate their behaviour so you can set up a good shot.
|quick insects are a challenge - capturing two at the same time is a bonus
Did you know that the eyes of a grasshopper are more than one colour? One of the grasshoppers I photographed had eyes that were a pinkish hue at the top, changing to green in the middle and then yellow at the bottom. If you get up close and personal with a grasshopper, you can see them make all kinds of interesting gestures and they let you get pretty close as long as you move slowly. Grasshoppers can be bad news for farmers, but the symbolism of a grasshopper is a harbinger of good news, and messages of glad tiding.
|Blow me a kiss! You can capture some interesting poses with grasshoppers
|itsy bitsy spiders spotted on a post in Chester and captured with a point and shoot camera