Photographs from a series of ladybirds mating (I assume).
Another ladybird close-up - pity I never noticed the drop of dew/water on its back while taking the photograph. Opportunity missed to possibly get some form of reflection or really creative photograph.
Two red & green eyed flies on a white flower. I took these pictures on the Sacramento Trail with screaming kids "bugging" me. In retrospect, I should have taken more time to get a really decent macro of the flies head and eyes.
The failed macro shot. What I did find interesting was the way the salt crystals created a sparkling effect on the white petals. These white flowers deserve a second visit.
Cool fly with striped patterns in its compound eyes.
I found this tiny jumping spider on my bedside table. I experimented a bit with the bed side lamp as the lighting and a health spa brochure as the surface for the spider to rest on. What I did notice was that the overly glossy paper created some harsh reflections and required different angles to try to avoid the sharp reflecting light. The overall effect was quite pleasing though. Need to revisit this type of macro photography with a slightly less reflective surface.
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