Insect Photography and Digital Cameras
Mini Beasts and Insect Photography in Art and Design on Zazzle
How to take pictures of insects. Bug pictures can be a challenge. I love taking bug photos and I love my digital camera. It has a 12X Leica zoom lens. The secret to take a bug photo is to use a good zoom lens.
Sometimes it is just as easy to hold the camera really close to the subject, but a combination of proximity, zoom and good fortune has helped me take some interesting photos. I love to take close ups of flowers and more particularly of birds, bees, butterflies and other pretty bugs. This page is about some of my bird, bee and bug photos and other bug art I have seen on Zazzle. For this lens, small is indeed beautiful! I hope you will enjoy these images.
Lens Photo is a fluffy crow I photographed in Vancouver, all other bug photos are my own work and some are available on Zazzle. Please do not copy
White Admiral on Brambles Card For Sale
Bug Photography - Black Butterfly at Harrison
This postcard I designed shows a black butterfly near Harrison Lake in British Columbia. This insect photograph was taken with my Lumix DMC-TZ6 camera. The butterfly was sitting on brambles by the lakeside near the original source of the Harrison Hot Springs and allowed both myself and my friend to take several close up photos. I believe he is a White Admiral butterfly.
Panasonic DMC-TZ5 Lumix Camera
This is a model down from mine, which makes it more affordable. It still has a 10X zoom lens which is great for long distance shots.
Insect Photography - Speckled Wood Butterfly Card On Sale
Beauty Is As Fleeting As A Butterfly
Cherish each moment and each gift of beauty.... It is a fleeting as this speckled wood butterfly I photographed on the river bank walk between Lincoln and Washingborough.
Best Digital Cameras Kits For Microphotography - Digital Cameras to catch Bugs with!
The Kodak EasyShare Max Z990 Digital Camera is a superb digital camera with 30x zoom and just what you need for microphotography.
Professional quality camera kit with 35x zoom and all accesssories.
Golden Dragonfly at Harrison Lake
Bug photograph taken with a Nikon Coolpix camera in 2006
I took this photo on my first visit to Harrison in 2006. The occasion was memorable for two things, the Golden Dragonfly who camped near us and the mother of all sunburns that taught me to use sunblock in Canada!
St Francis Prayer - A Song for Peace
This is the companion photo to my card. I enhanced the colours for graphics on my song.
Seagull Flying Card For Sale
Seagull at Cleethorpes
This seagull was taking flying overhead at Cleethorpes if I remember right, although it may have been elsewhere. I happily snapped seagulls everywhere in 2008. This card has really done well for me on Zazzle.
Best Digital Cameras On Sale - Digital Photography Equipment on Amazon
Digital photography opens up the impossible to the amateur photographer including letting us play with direct sunlight. You can use this search to explore digital cameras and much, much more. Just type in the box.
Bug Photography - Simply Bee
Bees settles on purple flowers....
This again was taken with my Coolpix camera before it was lost in Boston last year. The zoom is not so great as on the Lumix so it was a case of creeping up on the bee to produce this pretty fridge magnet....
Bees, Flowers and Shakespeare - A Few Romantic Bugs from the Bard
In this well known sonnet by the Bard of Avon, we are reminded that there is more to love than flattery! Shakespeare is saying he loves his mistress as she is, not some idealized "model" type. Not much changes....
My Mistress' Eyes
My mistress' eyes are nothing like the sun;
Coral is far more red, than her lips red:
If hairs be wires, black wires grow on her head.
I have seen roses damasked, red and white,
But no such roses see I in her cheeks;
And in some perfumes is there more delight
Than in the breath that from my mistress reeks.
I love to hear her speak, yet well I know
That music hath a far more pleasing sound:
I grant I never saw a goddess go,
My mistress, when she walks, treads on the ground:
And yet by heaven, I think my love as rare,
As any she belied with false compare.
Sonnet 130 - William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
To Bee or nor to bee?
Too Bee.... or Not to Be is a pun on Hamlet's famous soliloquy:
"To be or not to be- that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And, by opposing, end them. To die, to sleep
No more - and by a sleep to say we end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to - 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To die, to sleep
To sleep, perchance to dream. Ay, there's the rub,
For in that sleep of death what dreams may come,
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause. There's the respect
That makes calamity of so long life.
For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Th' oppressor's wrong, the proud man's contumely,
The pangs of disprized love, the law's delay,
The insolence of office, and the spurns
That patient merit of th' unworthy takes,
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who would fardels bear,
To grunt and sweat under a weary life,
But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveller returns, puzzles the will
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all,
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pitch and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.-Soft you now!
The fair Ophelia! Nymph, in thy orisons
Be all my sins remembered."
Where the Bee sucks
Most commonly heard in the song version by Thomas Arne, this faerie poem, Ariel's Song, originally comes from TheTempest.
Where the bee sucks, there suck I:
In a cowslip's bell I lie;
There I couch when owls do cry.
On the bat's back I do fly.
After summer merrily:
Merrily, merrily shall I live now
Under the blossom that hangs on the bough.
William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Lumix Cameras and Accessories
My new camera is a Lumix with 12X Leica Zoom. I am very happy with it. It has a rechargeable battery, so it is useful to know I could replace these parts if needed.
I seriously hope you like bugs too! I will be adding more I promise, as time goes by. Thanks for visiting.