Friday, June 12, 2009

I just got my Metz 48 AF-1, and was looking for something to test it on. So I stuck a buncha Velcro on it, attached my Lumiquest 8x8inch softbox, pushed the head down to -10 degrees, strapped on the 100mm f4 Macro at maximum (1:2) magnification, and went hunting bugs or other interesting stuff that's tiny.

This lady was flitting back and forth in some vines, and every time I got close, she'd bolt. The fence, then gone, the vine, then gone. I finally saw her settle on this clover, and got down on my knees. She seemed more comfortable - perhaps she assumed that I wasn't going to eat her after all, since I hadn't - and posed for me. I didn't realize she was missing a leg until I was processing the images. She had every reason to be skittish, I guess!


  1. Awesome shot, Steve! Amazing wing detail. You may have missed your calling as professional photographer!

  2. Hey, thanks for the kind words. Once upon a time, many, many years ago, in a galaxy far, far away, I was a professional photographer... but don't tell anyone. ;)