A beautiful journey to Liliput - I wonder how do you retain your subject in focus?!
Fantstic photos,love them all
Detail head of male Brimstone butterfly, looking to the left side. It is a single picture made in our garden with magnification 6 and f/14, while the butterfly was alive and kicking.
It is commonly believed that the word “butterfly” is a derived from “butter-coloured fly” which is attributed to the yellow of the male Brimstone butterfly (Gonepteryx rhamni), the female being a much paler whitish-green. The Brimstone has a most exquisite wing shape, perfectly matching a leaf when roosting overnight or hibernating within foliage. This is one of the few species that hibernates as an adult and, as such, spends the majority of its life as an adult butterfly. The distribution of this species closely follows that of the larval foodplant (source: http://www.ukbutterflies.co.uk/)
Frontal portrait hunting bug Nabis rugosus (Common Damsel Bug), length around 7-9 mm. The micro has been made with magnification factor 10 and f/8, using a Canon 7D, a Canon MP-E 65mm/f2.8 and a 2x Canon teleconverter.
The insect family Nabidae contains the damsel bugs. The terms damsel bug and nabid are synonymous. There are over 400 species. They are soft-bodied, elongate, winged terrestrial predators. Many damsel bugs catch and hold prey with their forelegs, similar to mantids. They are considered helpful species in agriculture because of their predation on many types of crop pests, such as cabbage worms, aphids, and lygus bugs.
Damsel bugs of the genus Nabis are the most common. They and other genera are most numerous in fields of legumes such as alfalfa, but they can be found in many other crops and in non-cultivated areas. They are yellow to tan in color and have large, bulbous eyes and stiltlike legs. They are generalist predators, catching almost any insect smaller than themselves, and cannibalizing each other when no other food is available (source: Wikipedia).