How to Photograph Beautiful Insects Close up
With a little bit of patience macro photography can be fun! Most pollinating insects are too busy to notice me getting close to them. I usually pick a flower, pre-focus and wait for bugs to come to it. When following insects such as butterflies, I never cast my shadow over them because they’ll fly away. Point and shoot cameras are perfect for photographing insects close-up. Look for the macro setting (usually a flower symbol) on your camera.
Colorful macro photograph close up of a Honey Bee (Apis), and red chrysanthemum flower with bright yellow center.
Macro photograph showing fine detail of a Red-Tailed Bumble (Bombus lapidarius), on pink and red chrysanthemum flowers with bright yellow centers, against green background. Red-tailed Bumble Bees seem few and far between so seeing one is always a treat!
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