Small Worlds

Elsewhere on this site I sing the praises of the Nikon 1 V3 and the 70-300mm lens that is specially built for it (The Amazing Nikon 1 V3 and 70-300mm lens combo). Despite a tiny CX sensor (about 86% smaller than the so-called “full frame” 35mm sensor found in most “pro” cameras), with lots of light and some knowledge and practice, exposure files can be quite good. It turns out that this little wonder’s skills include macro photography, too. Here are some examples:

Mud dauber wasps are frequent visitors to a small herb garden just off a backyard patio.

Next, even the delicate antennae on this butterfly are preserved in great detail.

A dragonfly posed long enough for a closeup …

… and easily handles greater enlargement enlargement.

A bee makes its rounds of backyard flowers. Since it was in a shady spot, a small flash was used to help the exposure.

A Monarch butterfly.

This bug-eyed butterfly’s identification so far has eluded me. It is said that there are 160 species in Georgia, alone.

We happened upon a centipede (at least, we think that’s what it was!) that was several inches long …

… but resolution holds up in this quick snapshot, even with extreme enlargement.

This spider was about the size of the head of a wooden matchstick.

The mud dauber wasp in the first shot eventually was joined by a mate for a tryst. Flash was used in this shot, as well (the couple ignored it).