I have some tips for all of you that have just started to do macro photography of insects. I want to share what I have learned a few days ago when I was going to shoot some butterflies.
It is very hard to get close to these beautiful and colorful little creatures without scaring them off. My first mistake was that I have always tryed to get close to them. I followed them until they sit on some flower and then I have been trying to photograph them while they feed. That is wrong. With macro lens you need to get very close to them very fast, so when they see something going in their way very fast, it is natural that they will fly away.
What you need to do is let them come to you. How? It is very easy. When you arrive to your shooting place. A meadow full of butterflies. Sit... [ Read more...