Just a day or two back, a morning frost occurred in the area where I live. This, in itself, isn’t particularly remarkable: it’s winter, after all. But what is more special is that the cooling must have happened quite slowly, because the crystals were much larger an usual, even though the frost was not particularly severe. The result is this effect where the grass looks like candied angelica – rather pretty, I think.It's kind to share!
As I’ve already mentioned, I recently had a terrific opportunity to photograph some amazing insects, many of them possessing the most marvellous camouflage. Here is another example – I’m afraid I can’t give you its exact name, right now. A most useful characteristic of many of these insects (from a photographer’s point of view) is that they don’t move around all that fast; their camouflage, rather than their speed, is their main defence.
For this photo, I used a separate flashgun, fitted with a home-made light diffuser, to simulate a sunlit day.
Last Monday, thanks to my local photographic society, I had the chance to photograph some amazing insects. This is one of them – a type of stick insect. For the most part, they only moved slowly; it was in some cases quite hard to tell which bit of what I saw, as I viewed each arrangement that had been set up for us, was, in fact, the insect!It's kind to share!