Macro Work - Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Macro Work Photography - M1key - Michal Huniewicz

Macro Work by Michal Huniewicz
This is my first macro photography gallery! Probably there will be more, as I'm still learning this challenging genre of photography.
I'm going to try to describe each image using the Wildlife of Britain guide. I cannot guarantee that every description is correct, sorry about that.
Nikon D300s, 105mm Macro.
I processed the images using Paint.NET.

Lady bug

Lady bug
Lady bug - Macro Work
This is a coccinella septempunctata.

Fly

Fly
Fly - Macro Work
But not just any fly. This is a blow fly. You can tell by the metallic green coloration. This one is a lucilia caesar. It breeds on rotting carcasses and dung.

Crane fly

Crane fly
Crane fly - Macro Work
This is a tipula oleracea. Its wingspan can reach 6cm!

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Grasshopper - Macro Work
This is a young (?) grasshopper. Grasshoppers will try to escape if endangered, but can also kick as a last resort.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Grasshopper - Macro Work
This also is a young (?) grasshopper. They can reach as much as 6cm in size.

Wasp

Wasp
Wasp - Macro Work
I was sure it was a hornet, but apparently this is a wasp. It had no trouble posing for me mostly beause it was dead. They are called vespula vulgaris (common wasp). They can reach 26mm in size which I find terrifying.

Lady bug

Lady bug
Lady bug - Macro Work
The things on its face are its antennae.

Sex

Sex
Sex - Macro Work
So here they are making love and I don't know if it's going to work because the one on the top is a coccinella septempunctata, whereas the bottom one is a adalia bipunctata. But who cares!

Spider

Spider
Spider - Macro Work
Ew. This is a spider devouring an ant. I think it's a crab spider, but maybe not. They can change their colour, like a chameleon.
Photography-wise: the shadow shouldn't be there.

Anthomyiid fly

Anthomyiid fly
Anthomyiid fly - Macro Work
Anthomyia procellaris, to be precise. Its larvae develop in rotting plants. They are pests of crops.

Jumping spider

Jumping spider
Jumping spider - Macro Work
That's a jumping spider. It's the largest family of spiders. They don't rely on web - they stalk their prey.

Wall barley

Wall barley
Wall barley - Macro Work
I think this is wall barley, a species of grass.

Lady bug

Lady bug
Lady bug - Macro Work
Another lady bug.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Grasshopper - Macro Work
Stenobothrus lineatus. They are a good source of protein.

Oh, hello!

Oh, hello!
Oh, hello! - Macro Work
They hide from the lens and just peep like that.

Lady bug

Lady bug
Lady bug - Macro Work
Turns out they are not true bugs, so scientists prefer calling them lady beetles.

Soldier beetle

Soldier beetle
Soldier beetle - Macro Work
Rhagonycha fulva. In 18th and 19th century military units wore black and red, so possibly that explains the name of this creature.

Trust me, no one can see us here...

Trust me, no one can see us here...
Trust me, no one can see us here... - Macro Work
And that's how we get more of them.

On a branch

On a branch
On a branch - Macro Work
Bug relaxing on a branch.

On a flower

On a flower
On a flower - Macro Work
Bug relaxing on a flower.

Take one of me!

Take one of me!
Take one of me! - Macro Work
Some of them like posing.

What do you want?

What do you want?
What do you want? - Macro Work
Some want to be left alone.

Grasshopper

Grasshopper
Grasshopper - Macro Work
Posing nicely.

Cricket

Cricket
Cricket - Macro Work
You can tell it's a cricket by its long antennae. It was pushed around by wasps, they didn't give a damn.

Gipsy wort?

Gipsy wort?
Gipsy wort? - Macro Work
Might as well be something else.

Honey bee

Honey bee
Honey bee - Macro Work
Apis mellifera.

Bumble bee

Bumble bee
Bumble bee - Macro Work
Bombus lapidarius. This is a female because she no yellow collar. Notice the red tail.

Honey bee

Honey bee
Honey bee - Macro Work
Honeybee are buzzin' in my head today...

Bumble bee

Bumble bee
Bumble bee - Macro Work
... I think it wasn't guilty but it flew away.