Nearly forgot to post one today! But it’s not quite midnight here yet, so I haven’t turned into a pumpkin (although many may argue with that!) and I still have minutes to spare.
This was taken last year at a country park. She’s a Damselfly, not to be confused with the family of dragonflies, whose wings would be at 90 degrees to their body at rest. Still, she was just as tricky to pin down for long because she kept flitting off in different directions when the auto focus “whirr” came too close.
So …. this was my first ever attempt to set manual focus and just reach my hand towards my subject, using the LED screen to guesstimate when it may be in focus. And in the midst of several blurrier attempts, this picture showed up. Since then, I’ve basically used the same “reach and guess” method for most of my bug stuff … and I think I do OK from it.
© Alice through the Macro Lens