Friday, August 22, 2008
Tonight I saw this little guy was on the wall outside my house. He was small too- not much bigger than a house fly. Even stranger, he sat there for 15 minutes while I experimented with light sources and took dozens of pictures with my macro lens only about an inch away! I used my vintage manual focus 55MM/F2.8 Micro-Nikkor lens with an extension tube, and a flashlight for the light source. Nikon D200, ISO 400, F2.8 @ 1/15.
I have no idea what kind of insect this is. I've never seen anything like it. The lower body looks like a bee but what's up with the green metallic upper body? Any ideas?