Friday, 28 February 2014

Experimenting with Springtails

There are very few macro subjects around over the winter months but I can always rely on finding a good number of tiny Globular Springtails on the leaves on my lawn. Normally I would photograph subjects this small using flash alone in order to freeze any possible movement. However, I had a couple of sessions in December and January when I experimented with a mix of flash and natural light (actually direct sunlight). I decided to shoot directly into the sun as the reflections that the sun provided on the wet leaves created some unusual light patterns. The results were inevitably mixed but I quite like the images below as they're a little different if nothing else.


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