One of the great benefits of working with Jessie is I get to see wildlife from her perspective. This has me generally looking for small, macro-sized critters. As you can tell from our abundance of macro photography and video, we are both pretty excited by things small.
One of Jessie’s favorite places to hunt tiny things is around lights, especially at campground bathrooms. I spotted this boring gray insect and snapped a few shots with a canon 5D mk III with 100mm macro and a 25 mm extension tube. I love using extension tubes and keep them perennially attached to my macro lenses.
The results of the shots were quite a surprise. The blister beetle is a wonder to behold, all covered in fine gray hair-like structures. Not one out of place. And its compound eyes are stunning.
For you wildlife lovers out there, be sure to look for things on the small side. Carry a magnifying glass or use the macro setting available on most cameras to take a look at another world!