This grasshopper landed on our window the other night. I grabbed my camera quickly but only managed to snap one shot before he hopped off, completely out of sight. It’s not the bug macro I would normally hope for but maybe I can pass it off as bug art. 😉
This is a Leaf Hopper nymph. They are tiny, not much bigger than a flea. I not only used my macro (Tamron 60mm), I used extension tubes (to get closer focusing range) and my Kenko 1.4 x teleconverter to get some close up detail that is necessary in macro.
This little guy resisted my initial attempts to photograph him this evening. My resilience paid off and he eventually posed for a couple of pics. I got some great shots of him cleaning himself as well…pretty intimate moments, I guess he finally felt comfortable with me in his face.
I used extension tubes on my macro lens for his photo shoot, great fun.