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in Fascinating Insects2 years ago

The pink crab spider is absolutely gorgeous!
And the three furry friends :) Look like naughty gang plotting something.
How do you catch all those little buggers?


Hehehe, true is a cartoonish trio. :) Sometimes I crawl slowly towards them ... and some other times I sit near a flower or some other place where a lot is going on and wait for something to come to me ... in the evening many diurnal insects and spiders are very calm and is easy to approach them ... sometimes I follow the insect across meadows until he finally accepts my presence or is just too exhausted and depressed :D by this human's stubbornness. There is always something going on in nature in this part of the year, so if I'm not successful with one species or situation - there is always something else nearby. ;) Thanks for the question - it's a cool one.

Great post!

Thank you :)

Sitting is my favorite option. I tend to follow some butterflies or slower insects, but they usually win. I find bees super easy as where there are flowers there are usually some bees. And they are not shy.
Shooting in the evening you use to extra light?

I like sitting and comfortably photographing too ... a lot :D
Yes ... I use the built-in flash covered with a bit of toilet paper ... sometimes I use that also in the middle of the day ... for very small stuff ... or where I wanna have the maximum depth of field ... or maximum speed when some fast action is going on.

Ohhh cool! Thanks for the tips. I remember the TP trick. I always forget about it when I try to shot something at home. I must get myself to do some more permanent diffusor to have on hand when it is not sunny.

As a grown man doing this, its easy for some to think I've lost my marbles...