This tiny, dainty-looking fly, which is barely 1cm (0.3in) long, has rainbow colors! Isn't it pretty? 8D
In my quest for macro subjects, I have discovered and visited parks and nature reserves I have never been to before. It's fun, exciting and sometimes a little unnerving because, so far, I have come across 3 big snakes! (Over 1m or 3ft long.) Other things I've learned: Our bees, grasshoppers and spiders are tiny! To find insects, I need to inspect the undersides of leaves. Before I stop to shoot, I must look at my feet to make sure I'm not standing on a fat line of ants that won't hesitate to bite my juicy toes. I periodically wave my hands in front of me like a madwoman to avoid walking directly into a web I can't see. Tiny jumping spiders are ridiculously hard to spot, and like to jump away before I can focus!
Seriously? Insects are getting to be a lot more fun to shoot than flowers. 8D