I’m pretty excited by this one.
Since owning a macro lens I’ve really enjoyed getting in close, beyond the human eye’s capabilities. However I’ve really wanted to get in tight with a bug so I could see it’s freaky little eyes.
I’ve done it. All several-hundred of them.
This green beetle might be a Tortoise Bug, but more (local) sources seem to indicate that it’s a Green Paropsine Leaf Beetle.
It was minding it’s own business on a flat weedy (hairy!) leaf before I came bounding out and stuck a big black Canon barrel up it’s nose.
A little tweak in Aperture to de-yellow the light from the flash, and voila.
In truth I’ve gone a little macro mad, also snagging some funky mushrooms – this flat orange one possibly called a Chicken Mushroom (or Hen of the Woods), and these tiny brown mushies growing out of the grassy bush floor..