August 2nd, 2015

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Be Afraid



It's an Olloclip for my phone. All of these are at 7x magnification. It goes up to 21x, but at that point I feel like I'd be taking photos of individual grains of pollen.

I've had macro lenses before, but not since I changed phones awhile ago, and I tend to go a little mad every time I get a new one. All unknown bugs are submitted to bugguide.net for ID, so hopefully I'll know soon!

(Someday I'll shell out for the lens on the good camera and THEN we'll see some hot bug action!)
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Dumb Luck and Butterflies



So anyone in the garden today would have been treated to the vision of me bending nearly double, sliding my phone down my leg, looking as graceful as a stork trying to thread a needle.

The reason was because, as I was trying to take photos with my SHINY NEW MACRO LENS, a Red-Spotted Purple butterfly had just landed on my pants.

I will never be a great photographer--I've seen too many great photos and I know I'll never hit that--but I am occasionally a lucky one. And also my pants attract butterflies, and c'mon, that's gotta be worth something!