20170702 Backyard   2 comments

After many years of interest in insect photography, I finally went ahead and bought a macro lens.  I got about fifteen minutes today to go into the backyard and see how it worked.  Initial impressions are very positive!  Even though about half way through the session I realized I had my Raynox filter on, reducing the depth of focus.

“Valets do it, surfer babes do it,

Even summertime Syrphidae do it.”


From Tom Murray’s book, I would guess Toxomerus marginatus, based on the abdominal pattern.  I don’t know if you’re allowed to guess species based on that, though.


An assassin bug nymph.  Perhaps Zelus luridus?


Perhaps a katydid nymph (identified for me as genus Scudderia):



Posted 2017-07-02 by gaurav1729 in Uncategorized

2 responses to “20170702 Backyard

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  1. Really nice photos

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