I started photographing bugs; snapped this baby praying mantis through bushes. Bad angle, bad lighting. I’m shooting with Canon EOS 20D dSLR and Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM lens. My main lens is the EF 135mm f/2L USM. Right now, these are my only lenses, as I transition from zoom to prime lenses. In the meantime, my Nokia N95 cell phone covers any close-to-subject shots.
Both of these bug pics are close crops. I hope to improve my bug shots over time. Meanwhile, bugging around is fun. As a kid, I spent lots of time collecting insects. Two summers in high school, when we lived in southern Maine, I raised praying mantids.