Monday, June 15, 2009

More small stuff -- Meet Katy

Katy 2

A katydid nymph hangs out while cleaning its antenna. Taken in my backyard. I'm continuing with lens reversal and off-camera flash technique to delve into the world of small. At the moment, Katy is all of a quarter inch long. She'll grow. I'll try to document her growth, although it will become more difficult to approach her as she matures.

More small stuff to come this week, mainly insects, some extreme floral details, and -- you've been warned -- there will be a spider pic; a massively cool shot of a daddy longlegs.

Today is Nature Photography Day here in the U.S. The twin goals of establishing such a day are to promote photography and conservation. So, if you can, step outside your home, your cubicle, whatever, appreciate the natural world around you, and if you have a camera, use it.

Photograph © 2009 James Jordan.


Sandy said...

What a great pic!! I need to learn about my camera more so I can take great close ups like that.

Dona said...

Oh James! She's beautiful!

Juddie said...

Oh! This picture is so full of light and energy!