My First Love In Photography Were Insects ~ They Still Are ~ Macro Brown Cricket

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Twenty-five second exposures give a great deal of detail

The longer you can collect photons the more detail will show up in your shot. I do not freeze or kill by models. I shoot them as I find them in our garden. This usually limits my exposure time. On a good day I will find an exceptionally cooperative model and then the magic begins. Twenty-five second exposures bring out incredible details and subtlety. It doesn't happen often but when it does I smile... a lot.

The Old Man