Hopper Garder

By Ade | Landscape

Mar 01
Macro Photography

“I hurt my back on the weekend and was disappointed about not being able to go out and take pictures. But on Sunday morning I noticed it had been raining and was quite still so I thought it would be good for macro photos in the backyard. That way I could still get my photography fix without having to drive anywhere. So I took out my camera and macro lens and attached my flash and started looking for good photos of droplets on flowers. While I was doing this I stumbled across this tiny grasshopper (about 5mm long) in the middle of a daisy and tried to get his photo. It was very difficult focusing on his eye as he was covered in water drops. I hope you like it as I enjoyed taking it”

The settings were f22, 1/125s, ISO100 with a flash at 1/2 power using a flash bender folded into a tube aimed at the front of the lens. This was taken at 1:1 ratio with my Tamron 90mm macro lens on my Pentax K-3 DSLR.

Equipment & Settings used:
Pentax K-3 DSLR paired with the Tamron 90mm lens taken at 1:1 ratio
Shutter Speed : 125 secs
Aperture : f/22
ISO : 100
Flash: 1/2 power (using a flash bender folded into a tube aimed at the front of lens)

Peter Caddy

About the Author

Ade loves creative photography and filmmaking. When she's not travelling the globe she helps with creative direction and production at Image Style Studio.

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