Jul 11, 2013

Black Assassin Robber Fly Macro Photography


Photographing little creatures has become a real passion in my photography. It is truly amazing what I encounter on my frequent photo tours to a pristine macro photography location in Massachusetts; the Mass Audubon Broad Meadow Brook Wildlife Sanctuary in Worcester, MA. The sanctuary and its little but busy butterfly garden never let's you down. I always encounter something new or learn a bit more about the insects, butterflies or other small creatures that I photograph which makes me want more and keeps me coming back. This time I was challenged with heavy rain showers and while I was looking for shelter so were the bugs. The assassin robber fly for example sheltered under the petals of a cone flower. To my delight the black insect stayed put and clung to the stem of the floral after the rain allowing me to set up tripod with camera and macro lens. I manually focused to pin point sharpness on the eye. An aperture of f/11 supported a beautifully isolated bug and floral image against a blurred out green background. An ISO200 setting provided an exposure time of 1/5 second. During the digital post processing workflow I removed dust spots, minimally adjusted contrast, lighting and color saturation before sharpening the final photography picture of the assassin robber fly.

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