Backyard bestiary continued

Snails!  Endlessly amazing commonplace creatures – and slightly translucent when exposed to bright sunlight, I discovered today. After posing briefly s/he was returned to the dark leaves to peruse its strange snaily personal life,  unmolested, except by other snails.

snail posing in the sunshine

momochrome snail

Wildlife portrait photography

I admit, it’s very small wildlife.  These were taken in the garden this afternoon, playing with a new macro lens  on my nearly new camera.   I’m finally getting the whole aperture/depth of field/shutter/iso interactions sorted in my mind, which is just as well since at this scale the tiniest tweak can drastically affect the outcome.

macro wasp

macro snail portrait

They say to always focus on the eyes

macro fly portrait

macro spider portrait