The beauty of macro & close-up photography is that the camera can see what the naked eye often can’t. This is how we humans are “built” and the photo gear comes as a useful “extension” of our vision. We can thus see incredible details and find out more about the life of tiny creatures.
There are 2 important “ingredients” for getting good insect photos.
First one is patience. When you’re in an area where insects are likely to be found (say near a forest), you should always do a thorough research of the surroundings by slowly walking along flowers and trees and paying attention to potential “targets”. Better said you should effectively try to sweep the area for subjects. Sometimes you even need to go in circles, but it’s definitely worth doing it!
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The sad thing about insect photography is that you can only take photos with them in a certain time period, namely starting from March/April and ending in August/September. Comparing to this, landscape photography does not have this limitation as a certain landscape can be captured in any moment of the year and it still can be fascinating. Take for example this post: https://callofnatureblog.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/winter-in-alba-iulia-1/
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.