These amazing insects visit the lavender in the garden at our house during the summer months. They spend their time darting from flower to flower at incredible speed. They don’t settle on the flower but grasp it with two legs, their probosces flick out and back in a tiny fraction of a second and then they are off to the next flower. Capturing their images therefore required a bit of patience and experimentation. I used flash for some, extension tubes and various lenses.
For this one, the data are: Canon 1D MkII with Canon 70-200mm (at 125mm) f2.8 lens and 25mm extension tube; ISO400 f5 1/4000
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