strangers in the house

in MacroPhotography10 months ago

The past couple of the days have been very warm here in Holland +31 degrees, resulting in insects and humans looking for a cool spot inside .

And so not being able to be as active as i used to be with photography , because of the heat , but i was able to make some nice Macro photos after all , just not as many as i usual make in one day.

The stranger behind the camera, it took me a couple of attempts but i would say it's a nice selfie at 2.5 magnification.

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

Then the 1st morning i spotted this male ant with wings it sat in the windowsill, i only managed to get one decent photo before it flew away

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

The next morning i spotted this Crane fly in the shower , Nephrotoma analis / spijkertijger , so i closed the bathroom door grabt the camera went back to the bathroom closed the door again not hust to avoid it to fly away , but also making sure the cat wouln't kill my model.

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

Just look at the amazing wing structure , after the phoitoshoot i opend the bathroom window and closed the door so that it could find it's way outside again.

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

Yesterday afternoon i noticed that the cat was way to excited about something , she loves to play with insects.

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

So i locked the cat in the living room grabbed a piece of paper and my camera , to make nice pictures of this Amphimallon solstitiale / June beetle / Juni Kever . you might think that it is dead but ...

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

I can assure you it's very much alive

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

trying to roll over on the piece of paper

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

and once it was standing on it's legs again i put it out side back in the garden again.

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

And this morning i spotted this fly on the window of that garden door probably another abandoined toy of the cat since it' was busy cleaning it's wings

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

so after this picture i just opened the garden door and let it fly away .
I know most people would just kill it , but there are already so little amount of insects left due to pesticides being used way to often, so i try to save them as much as possible.

Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro

All images are created by me with my Sony A7II + Laowa Venus 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5x Ultra Macro with 2.5 - 5x magnification + Godox tt685s flashunit and Pringlers diffuser + Laowa LED ring


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That's really great 🤩 this insects seems committed to never give and stay alive.

Very well clicked mate I was really confused about the first image. It's so splendid. Keep the good work up :)

the first image is a selfie with a 2.5 magnification macro lens

Awesome photos! Love the Pringles diffuser also! Really need to make more use of my camera and try to grab some snaps! Lots of insects floating around here recently. thanks for sharing!

Thank you , yeah photography can be relaxing to clear your mind , works for me at least

Hahah yeah man its hot at the moment
. Nice bug collection you got flying in (trying to keep them out here at night gaha)

way to hot , but atleast it cools down at night so that i 'm able to sleep a bit.
I'm just happy that the bees , bumblebees and wasps stay outside 😁

All your photographs are beautiful. The first photograph shows a beautiful reflection of the eyelashes in the eyeball. That photograph is my favorite.

thank you , i'm glad you like my selfie

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Wow! An amazing job well done and the detailing (mind-blowing!). Especially the insects eyes😍 bravo👏🏽

thank you , i'm glad you liked it