The lenses I use are not true macro lenses. But they have that capability. I have a Canon 1100D, with an 18-55mm and a 55-250mm lens. Both are part of the two lens package that gets thrown together sometimes. The kit is getting on and has seen some abuse and knocks and bangs. But it seems to work ok.
Lately I’ve been getting in close to see the little creatures. In an earlier post, I showed some images from an 80cm x 80cm area. Well, in the pic below, that area surrounds the Crows Nest fern. It takes in the edge of the Eucalyptus Torelliana and some foliage. I try to restrict my ‘640sq cm’ images to that spot. One day I’ll catch the Rainbow Lizard (a skink) that hangs around there. I’ve added some new photos of some Boll Weevils eating and doing the Wild Thing. Plus, there is an image of a 12cm Emperor Moth, a tiny gecko that landed on me from the roof. Oh, and some other stuff that I’ll add as I go.
Today I found a few Boll Weevils, madly chewing on whatever they could, and getting friendly. If you look at the pair on the flower where one is eating, you’ll notice a Yellow/green droplet on the flower head below them. That’s Weevil wee.
I found another Emperor Moth. This one has a 12cm wingspan. I’m hoping to see bigger moths as the months progress.
The March flies have been driving us to distraction at times. These big buggers land on you, then jam a hypodermic proboscis in you and suck your blood! Luckily they’re slow. Let them land on you, and just as they settle to stick it in, SWAT!!
As I was writing this post, this little Gecko fell from the roof onto my shoulder. I put him on the desk and he looked back at me as if to, “Well, that was lucky wasn’t it.”
I thought I’d add another photo of the cabin. I never tire of it.