Hi All, after a very busy week, i got out today, for around 45 mins to try and find something to shoot, these are what i found in the neighbors garden. I never knew that wasps eyes had facets, flies I knew, wasps I didn't.
I don't know what kind of spider that is, but it's tiny, not much more than a match head. I think the plant the wasp is on is a magnolia, not sure though.
Good to see you're getting to grips with macro Derek - I find that the biggest challenge is making the shots appear "natural", I'm guessing that most (all?) of these are lit by flash - it's great for bringing out the detail but it does tend to highlight the subject and darken the surroundings. Trying to get the balance of natural light with some flash, and possibly reflectors to help, isn't easy - but it can produce a "gentler" result.