One A Day – 627

A living leaf, or so it seems, drops by my apartment for a rest.

A Visitor

  • Las Americas, Morelia, Michoacán, México
  • April 28, 2015
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It isn’t often that I receive a visitor to my apartment – this single photo post is from such a day. In its detailed green armor, it seemed to be resting, not paying much attention to me, just passing time. I’ve only rarely had the equipment and time to capture this much detail in an insect photo. I literally walked out the door, spotted my visitor, and ran back in for my camera. I have a Sigma 18-250mm macro zoom I knew would do the technical job of capturing it in detail, but I didn’t know how long it would hang around, especially when I hauled out a camera with a very long lens and moved in. The depth of field was very short, and I didn’t dare spend the time and energy to set up a tripod for a longer exposure. Besides, I had no idea if it would hold still for a longer exposure. It isn’t uncommon for insects under pressure to rock back and forth, which would make the whole photo a blur, not just the areas out of the plane of focus.

In the end, this seemed to be a good compromise in the situation. Tomorrow, maybe we will take a walk. OK? Are you up for it? I am.