Sometimes you take a photo and you laugh out loud because it goes beyond even your wildest dreams. Last spring while traipsing about Ross Hills Park in Lafayette we came across a green tiger beetle. As Laura and Eric waited patiently for 20 minutes while I chased a beetle around the forest, I was able to snap a few dozen shots. Since I’m typically averse to immobilizing insects for photography this green guy was a merry and sometimes frustrating chase but the results took my breath away as an inexperienced macro photographer.
To me this shot represents the patience it takes to chase a live insect around just to take its picture and also the respect to make sure that it goes on its way unharmed once it’s captured.
What lengths have you gone to for a photo? Have all your subjects survived the experience? 🙂