This unidentified tiny spider was resting on a leaf of one of my garden plants when I snapped this photo. I kinda like the effect of the natural sidelighting, the reflection of the sky on the multiple eyes and the subtle detail of the fine hair.
This unidentified bee (or is it a fly?) was resting on a leaf and I had to mount 37 mm worth of extension tubes to be able to focus closer and make the tiny subject (between 10 – 15 mm long) bigger in the frame.
Although this young grasshopper stayed motionless atop a leaf, my hand holding was introducing some camera movement and that was messing with the precise placement of focus for one-shot AF.
I switch to spot AI servo for this shooting condition to mitigate my hand holding movement. The Canon 7D’s ISO 800 RAW files clean up pretty well while retaining good detail when converted with the latest ACR .
Not all creatures I encounter along the birding trail sport feathers…. some have scales.
I was birding near a stream at enchanted Mt. Makiling when I came across this slithering subject which was nearly two meters long.
My brain was telling me to grab my shooting gear and flee, putting a maximum area of real estate between me and the unidentified snake. However, my photographer’s foolish heart prevailed, forcing me to shoot some frames of the unusual subject.
The snake slid away silently, leaving me scared but unharmed.
A pollen-laden bee approaches a tiny flower to amass more nectar. The bee is around 10-15 mm in body length.