Here some more pictures with droplets. This time I used an on-camera flash (with a collapsible diffuser) as the available light was pretty poor. Another solution would have been to use the tripod without flash, however I wanted to test the effect of flashlight on droplets. I find the results pretty amazing but I’m sure there is always room for better. I’ll keep you posted on my future “experiments”.
I want to show you some more pictures which unveil the fascinating (micro)world of insects. They were taken this summer in Bran on a sunny day, when everything was quiet and peaceful. The only “noise” I could hear was the “voice” of the little insects flying and jumping from flower to flower in search for pollen or some other type of food.
Until now I published various posts about landscapes: sunrise, dreamy clouds, storm clouds and others. However I haven’t revealed so far one particular landscape type that fascinates me, namely the “moonscapes”. Looking at the below pictures you will understand why the moon was such a great inspiration source for so many poets and writers.
No matter if flying, crawling or other types, insects are one of the most fascinating part of macro photography. They are also the most difficult part of macro shooting as taking good pictures of them can be both time consuming and physically exhausting.
It’s not like standing relaxed with your tripod and quietly capturing some good sunset photos (though that ain’t easy either). Instead you need to patiently wait, move carefully so the “target” doesn’t fly or run away, find “impossible” angles and in the same time keep chasing the continually moving insect which in rare occasions “agrees” to stand still. As said it’s exhausting but it’s definitely worth doing it as getting some amazing results brings one a satisfaction that is hard to describe.