Macro Photography - Butterflies, Tortoise beetles & Honey bees


Hunting insects is an interesting and challenging activity. Why? because photographing living objects is of course different from photographing inanimate objects, such as photographing buildings, beaches or mountains.

Although each has its own level of difficulty and ease, in terms of challenge, I think photographing insects is more challenging. Insects are living objects where in the process of photographing a photographer must adapt to the wishes of the object, not to the wishes of the photographer itself.

This is because the insect chooses itself where it stands, which of course is not necessarily beneficial for a photographer to be able to shoot it perfectly. In this case, the factors of light, wind and the angle at which the insect is standing are the determining factors in producing perfect photo shots.

Sometimes some of the factors I mentioned are things that don't support me when finding insects so I often fail to get perfect detailed photos, especially some species of flying insects which are very, very difficult to photograph because of the nature of these insects which are always moving and very sensitive to objects stranger who approached him.

That's just a little of my experience which of course doesn't have to be the same as other people's experiences. And of course, on this occasion I have prepared some interesting macro photos of insects that I managed to capture a few days ago. The first insect is a beautiful butterfly called Celaenorrhinus son.

"Celaenorrhinus putra, commonly known as the Bengal spotted flat,is a species of butterfly in the family Hesperiidae. It is found in India and south-east Asia." Wikipedia



Then the second insect is an insect that is similar to a ladybug but this insect is a species of beetle which belongs to the genus of tortoise beetles. At first glance, its shape looks like a ladybug, but it is covered in a shell that is like a turtle's shell, so it is called tortoise beetles.

"Charidotella is a genus of tortoise beetles in the family Chrysomelidae." Wikipedia



And finally there is a honey bee whose binomial name is Apis andreniformis. This bee is quite wild and as I said above is one of the flying insect species that is difficult to photograph.

"Apis andreniformis, or the black dwarf honey bee, is a relatively rare species of honey bee whose native habitat is the tropical and subtropical regions of Southeast Asia" Wikipedia





CameraSmartphone + Macro Lens
CategoryMacro Photography
LocationTanah Luas, Indonesia


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What beautiful photos my friend. I love the macro effect. When I look at these photos I can spend hours appreciating them.

Beautiful work. Best regards.


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