I feel like I am taking more pics now with macro lens then I was taking with the 100-500mm zoom. Really enjoying this type of photography, and I can barely keep up with all the moths I have been seeing. Just this week I've had at least 14 lifers out here. But also have nabbed some of my favorite macro shots. I'll be working on a custom diffuser for my 3 light MF12 flash setup. The factory ones are giving me some bad reflection I need to overcome, which is hard to do with the way the MF12 are set up. Hopefully I can figure something out.
One of my favorite pics I've ever taken is this Tan Jumping Spider. I prefer this shot over the head on shots. Something about this makes it look more like the predator it is, instead of a fuzzy, multi-eyed Teddy Bear. See second photo for what they are capable of doing.
Scorpionflies are also becoming a fast favorite of mine. Wish they weren't so skittish though. It looks like a mad scientist mashed together a Deer Fly, Scorpion, Horse and decided a Predator mouth would be awesome too.
This Roundneck Sexton Beetle was absolutely infested with mites. So much so I finally managed to catch it and put in fridge to try to cool them off it. Turns out, after little research while they all chilled, it is a non-parasitic relationship. They just hitch a ride to the next meal. Still doesn't stop the creep factor!!
I managed a ~12 pic stack of the "pretty" mosquito (Uranotaenia sapphirina)
Just a few other macro shots taken earlier this week. As I mentioned I hope to get a diffuser made for the MF12 and have a couple other things coming in that I hope will give me some more flexibility with my macro shooting.