Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

I don't think I should be eligible to win the prize since I'm an admin over at Math Craft, so I decided I might as well contribute a few random bug shots.

Butterfly:

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

Millipede:

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

Moth:

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

Just the moth's wing:

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

A fly on a flower petal:

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

Where little ants come from!  The one on top is the female since she is larger and has bent antennae, the one on the bottom is a male that can breed and has wings.

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

The ants go marching on:

Insect Photography Challenge: Shots and Video

A short macro video of the ants marching on:

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In what context to capture the second photo? The first photo is really beautiful.

Basically, whenever I see a cool looking object I try to take a picture of it. I think I had to pick the millipede up and place him/her on a piece of paper. I then had to get out my big manual flash and bounce it off the ceiling because I was using a 300 mm equivalent lens with a macro adapter that allowed me to focus from a distance of about 4 inches away. I had to close down my aperture to f22 otherwise the depth of field would have been less than a millimeter. Or is that too much context.

Next time I'll stick with thanks!

ha, no, that's great!

Why wouldn't you be eligible?

I just don't want anyone to think there is any bias. Besides this lets me post more pictures and have an excuse when I don't win. :)

Ahhh... smart :)

That's an awesome video

Thanks! I really should have gone back to get a little tripod... It's hard to be steady when shooting at 300mm equivalent and only 4 inches away from the end of the lens. :)

Yea, but the shakiness makes it look more natural and interesting.

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