Backlit Bug

From one of last summer’s hike across the local, Missouri prairie, a Wheel Bug on a backlit Helianthus wildflower plant:

Wheel Bug

Wheel Bug

Looking forward to re-visiting this nearby prairie this summer, as well as a new prairie that was just purchased by the Missouri Prairie Foundation (MPF).

Photographic Equipment Used:

  • Canon 5D Mark 3 body
  • Canon EF 180mm, f/3.5 macro lens
  • Bogen 3221 Tripod, with ballhead
  • ISO 1000
  • Aperture f/3.5 (top photo) and f/8 (bottom photo)
  • Shutter 1/4,000 sec. (top photo) and 1/250 sec. (bottom photo)



Posted in Insect Photography, Macro Photography, Nature Photography, Wildflowers
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