Poison Dart frogs, strange-looking insects, and exotic fungus and flowers were the subject of our macro shoot in Costa Rica. We were with a wonderful Road Scholar group led by John Hendrickson, a professional photographer, on Nature Photography in Costa Rica. The subject this day was macro, with and without fill flash. Sometimes our subject leaped off the props, but overall, we were pleased with the results!
Same photo as the first one, but uncropped. I like this one, as it shows the size of the tiny frog. This macro shot was taken in Manual mode with a Canon 7D, Canon 24-105mm L lens, f8, ISO-400, with fill flash.
The ultimate macro shot: a Blue Jean frog posed on some beautiful fungus. Guess how long it stayed there? (Not long!)
This odd-looking insect is a kind of cricket. It was about 3 inches long! Earlier in the day, our naturalist guide went looking under leaves and on flowers for our subjects. He cooled them down and placed them in hopefully pleasing positions. Of course they didn’t want to stay there! This cricket is standing on one leg, but no one wanted to touch him!
After our photo shoot, we all went looking for more natural subjects. I liked the beautiful coloring of the flower, the ant, and the water droplet in this photo.