I wrote some stuff about taking macro pictures and this nymph of the Rainbow Shield bug (Calidea dregii) on Wednesday. If you have forgotten and want to re-read, just click on "previous" above.
This chappie or chapster is running along on a 1mm electrified steel wire. Type of wire to keep out bloodthirsty animals, from the camp where we stayed in the Kruger Park. I touched the wire accidently just after taking this shot (I think my finger touched the lens casing that touched the wire). All I know, is that I screamed like a girl, meeting up with a rain spider in the bedroom. I mean scream, not shout. My finger was sore for a day afterwards.
More on the photographic front. You may remember my issues with macro photography that I recorded on Wednesday. Anyhow, this time around I used my 50mm f1.4 lens on an extension tube. I narrowed the opening to f9.0, waited for the bug to stop a second and shot on autofocus. The speed of 1/40th is relative slow, but the lens is not always hunting for focus, like the macro lens. So actually, I have a better chance of taking a good shot with the 50mm/extension combination. Because this combination doesn't zoom in and out all the time in the process of finding focus, it proves much faster and steadier in use. One can also increase magnification by holding the lens closer to the subject. And unthinkingly touch the wire ...
A great weekend to you all.