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

More pictures can be found on my Flickr photo stream

Roses close up

After the Macro pictures of the flowers I posted a couple of weeks ago, I recently took new Macro pictures from some roses I bought for my wife when she returned from The Netherlands. I keep finding it difficult to get the whole subject sharp in the picture, but maybe that is the purpose of Macro lenses…

Flower Close Ups

Today, just after a small shower, I took my camera to Dolores Park in San Francisco to make some Macro Photo's of the fresh flowers in the park. I didn't make that many, because there was quite some wind which made it difficult to focus on the moving flowers in the breeze.

A couple of the shots were ok, not brilliant, but ok enough to publish here. Some of these still show some of the water on the flower.

Water on Orange Flower

Flower Macro photo

Flower Macro photo

Waterdrops on Purple Flower

Flower Macro photo

White Flowers Close up

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