I have followed some very talented photographers on Instagram that photograph bugs and insects. I have no idea how they do it. Inspired by their talent, I decided it was time to take my insect photography to a new level. By new level, I mean a controlled environment… aka: indoors.
But first, I needed a model.
This critter caught my attention while weeding. All productive work ceased as I captured it with my hands and then transferred it to a now downgraded plastic food container. Then I prepared my photography studio for my guest. I wasn’t completely confident I could keep it confined and prepared myself for the worst.
The moment I crossed the threshold carrying a captive insect to photograph, I knew I was in a new category of unique.
But look at the photos!
Sparkly polka dots complement the dapper Katydid nymph.
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II (Big Bertha)
Lens: My beloved 100 mm macro lens (Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 L macro IS)
Date: May 2016
Notes: I think the model is a Fork-tailed Bush Katydid nymph. Scudderia furcata. After the photography shoot was complete, I released my model back into nature unharmed – but with tiny aspirations of becoming famous on my blog.