Grasshopper Macro Close Ups

Tonight I got the chance of shooting some macro pictures of a Grasshopper sitting on our kitchen window. I needed to shoot the pictures with a flash because I had no time to set up a tripod as I was afraid the grasshopper would fly away. Last time, I was too late, so I didn’t want to loose this opportunity. Although last time when the grasshopper flew away, the little insect was about 3 times bigger than this little fellow, with Macro you can still get good shots and makes the grasshopper look big! Especially if you post process the image, and crop to a much better focus on the subject.

grasshopper on window macro 100mm

Picture made by Dennis Goedegebuure with a Canon 5d, 100mm Macro lens. Exposure 1/60, Aperture f/4.0 Focal length 100mm, ISO speed: 400, with flash

grasshopper smiling in window macro 100mm

Picture made by Dennis Goedegebuure with a Canon 5d, 100mm Macro lens. Exposure 1/60, Aperture f/4.0 Focal length 100mm, ISO speed: 400, with flash

Just look at how the little grasshopper is smiling at himself in the window…

grasshopper smiling macro

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