On the rockery stone there is a ready made studio for outdoor work (even though the rockery is in a very dark part of the garden) and once the wife found this cutworm, it seemed a great place to place it for a good background.
As you are maybe aware, I am a great fan of selective focusing in macro, keeping lots of bokeh and allowing even the subject to blur out - exactly as I have done here, and I particularly like the way this one has worked out.
The cutworm caterpillars are pretty unwelcome in the garden - they do a lot of damage to plants, but they are interesting to look at - and have gorgeous eyes.....
The bonus springtail is pure happen-stance. I certainly didn't see it on the Live-view screen as I composed the shot, only on the PC afterwards, but it certainly helps to give a stronger guide to the size of these large 'pillars. The most damaging UK species is the Turnip Moth (Argrotis segetum) caterpillar, though they like many plants, especially our strawberries!
Tubes on the Canon 100mm again.
|Camera:||Canon EOS 550D |
|Lens:||EF100mm F/2.8 Macro USM |
|Recording media:||JPEG (digital)|
|Date Taken:||18 Feb 2012 - 1:28 PM|
|Lens Max Aperture:||f/2.8|
|Exposure Mode:||Aperture-priority AE|