audioword asked: amazing pictures! thanks! please tell me that for every 1 great photograph, there's about 4 or 5 'deleters'....
Thanks! But it’s really more like 40-50 deleters for every keeper!
Aside from getting the lighting and exposure correct, it’s really hard just getting such small subjects in focus. When fully zoomed in, my depth-of-field is only about 5mm, so if I have the camera even just a couple millimeters too close or too far the shot is out of focus. So whenever I get a good shot lined up I try to take at least 9-10 pictures so just by pure random chance one of them is perfectly in focus.
Add to that the fact that most bugs don’t stand still for long and are often not standing in easy to reach places, and it can easily take a lot of failed attempts to get just one usable shot.