This week’s challenge for Sunday Stills was “Let’s Take a Closer Look.” Macro time! My initial reaction was to borrow one of the LSH’s big fancy cameras, but then I decided to see just what I could do with my Nikon Coolpix P300.
I had a very tolerant subject.
He was a little shy at first, but then the eyes came out for a look around
he decided it was safe, and off he went
like a greyhound from a trap.
I think this leaf was a map, he seemed to be reading it for a while.
I tried one with the camera’s built-in flash. I probably blinded the poor chap, but apart from the blown out highlights on the shell, it seemed to sharpen things up a bit. I think if I could have angled the flash differently it would have worked better, but, even so, it really did pick up the colours.
I tried a few “face-on” shots, but was caught with depth of field on the antennae.
He was released back into our garden, after one final shot beside the iPhone for scale.