Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Close-up: Grasshopper



From a distance a grasshopper really doesn’t look like much but when viewed up close the intricate detail and color scheme makes it into an object of beauty. I also liked the touch of color added by the thistle blossom in the foreground of this shot.


In an attempt to increase my capability for shooting macros, I added a Kenko 25mm extension tube to my gadget bag. It has performed flawlessly on the 100-400mm but with the 24-105mm I find that I have difficulty in achieving focus in the auto-focus mode.

12 comments:

Chad Oneil Myers said...

Very cool image of this little guy.

Paz said...

Oh wow! Cool close up!

Paz

Meggie said...

I'm not sure I know what an extension tube is...I think I've heard of it....but it certainly did the trick with your grasshopper photo. Really cool!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Macros are interesting. You see the world in a new perspective. And yes it is hard to achieve good focus with macros. Keep up the great job.

Kerri said...

Great detail in this little guy! Fabulous shot Salty!

fishing guy said...

Salty: Cool capture of the great looking grasshopper. Your lens worked great on this shot.

Tommy V said...

great photo. I can never seem to get close enough to theses types of bugs before the fly away.

Roses and Lilacs said...

Great photo of the enemy;)

Your site is always a pleasure to visit. I hope some of your talent and knowledge will rub off on me.
Marnie

Shimmy Mom said...

It's amazing where you can find beauty if you look for it.
*hugs*

photowannabe said...

Amazing detail.

onangelwings said...

Awesome close up.

Catherine said...

I find this to be true too Salty with insects and with flowers also,when viewed close~up you can see every detail & color showing just how beautiful they really are!Great macro~love the purple thistle in the foreground!
Cat