Macro Images

Bumblebee feeding on nectar from a sumac flower

Since I wrote my last blog, I have been out three times using my macro lenses. I utilize for my macro work Nikon D 810 and either my Nikkor 105 mm or my Tamron 180 mm macro lenses.

The subjects that I was able to obtain were flowers, damselflies, and bee species. The first day that I was out was just before the rains coming, it was brightly overcast, and there was no wind. This day I handheld my rig. The next to episodes that I was out it was sunny, and I utilize my tripod for my images. Many different species of flowers are starting to bloom and as the days progress the variety of species will change. The same holds true for both damselflies and dragonflies.

Black-eyed Susan – Rudbeckia hirta
Butterflyweed – Asclepias tuberosa
Crownvetch – Securigera varia
Dianthus sp.
Honey Bee (Apoidea) on a Styrax grandifolius (Bigleaf snowbell)
Lysimachia lanceolata
White Water Lily – Nymphaea odorata with a Turquoise Bluet – Enallagma divagans resting on it
Virginia Rose – Rosa virginiana
Styrax grandifolius (Bigleaf snowbell)
Stream Bluet – Enallagma exsulans in mating pose
St. John’s Wort – Hypericum perforatum
Queen Anne’s lace (Daucus carota)
Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
Milkweed Beetle – Tetraopes tetrophthalmus
Stream Bluet (Enallagma exsulans) in flight

Just because you are photographing with a macro lens does not mean you cannot get images of birds in flight.

Great Blue Heron – Ardea herodias

Enjoy the summer, and autumn will be here in almost two months.