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    Question Insect Hunting Location

    This seems like an odd question considering there are more than 200 million insects for each human on the planet, but where can I find some bugs in this cold chilly winter weather? I went to the royal botanical garden few weeks ago, only thing I found was a single caterpillar and 2 spiders, all of which were sitting in very unattractive angles.

    I recently started pairing my 105mm macro lens with teleconverters and am itching to shoot with them. Plan B is distracting myself until spring comes around. Sigh....

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    A caterpillar and two Spiders, lucky you I have not seen a Spider for a long time, and yes they tend to hide in the cooler weather.
    This is what I do for unattractive angles being right handed I get the leaf or branch the Insect is on twist it around my fore/index finger on my left hand so the Spider/Caterpillar is facing me.
    Holding the camera in my right hand I fire off a few shots there is always a couple there in focus.. Or you can put the Spider on your finger like Here
    Jumping spiders love us humans and try talking to them I find it works for me. Only do it with friendly Spiders though.

    Dew drops on Spider webs are good subjects for the cooler/wet weather so are > Refraction's in Dew Drops it works for Raindrops too.
    There are so many subjects out there for Macro, Flies, Ants, Moss and Lichen and the list goes on, so Happy Shooting
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mary Anne View Post
    A caterpillar and two Spiders, lucky you I have not seen a Spider for a long time, and yes they tend to hide in the cooler weather.
    This is what I do for unattractive angles being right handed I get the leaf or branch the Insect is on twist it around my fore/index finger on my left hand so the Spider/Caterpillar is facing me.
    Holding the camera in my right hand I fire off a few shots there is always a couple there in focus.. Or you can put the Spider on your finger like Here
    Jumping spiders love us humans and try talking to them I find it works for me. Only do it with friendly Spiders though.

    Dew drops on Spider webs are good subjects for the cooler/wet weather so are > Refraction's in Dew Drops it works for Raindrops too.
    There are so many subjects out there for Macro, Flies, Ants, Moss and Lichen and the list goes on, so Happy Shooting
    Hey Mary Anne, thanks for the suggestions. The spiders were perching on their comfortable homes, so I decided to let them be. Not sure why this winter has been so desolate, I can't even spot a roach in my home (not that I'm complaning about the latter). I do agree wet spiders make attractive subjects, I might go back sometime with a waterspray. Or I might try my luck with bicentennial park or some bushwalking trails. Wish me luck

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    My Pleasure piczzilla it's amazing what you can find out there in the Bush and dont forget to look underneath the leaves that's where most tiny critters hide.
    And Happy Hunting

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