Life

A jumping spider on a larger distance than I usually take. Here Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED on Nikon Z6II to give some space around it. I found it in Parque Isla de Salamance outside Barranquilla, Colombia.
Yet another jumping spider. Found near Baranoa, Atlantico, Colombia. One shot taken with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
A colourful insect, I found one evening in my garden. Focus merged from 4 images taken with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
A woodlouse that I found in a lawn in Denmark. I was surprised by the nice look up close. Taken with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED on Nikon D750.
Weevil crawling on a flower. Taken in Denmark with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon D750.
At dusk, I found a wasp resting on a twig making for a nice and moody macro picture. Taken in Denmark with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon D750.
Weevil crawling on a leaf. This is one of the more colourful insects in Denmark, which is not known for spectacular wildlife. Taken with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
In a backyard in Tampa, I found a lot of these long-legged fly. They are very quick, so challenging to photographs, but I got this one with my Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A Thorn spider in its web. Difficult angle, but I got it so the web could act as leading lines. Taken with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR on Nikon D750 near Barranquilla, Colombia.
Sometimes you get lucky and find subjects who want to collaborate. This Dragonfly on a withered plant, for example. in Tampa, FL with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
I am not sure which bug this is, but I found its colours in nice contrast to the flower, when I saw it near Barranquilla, Colombia. This is a Focus merge of 4 images taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A jumping spider I found on a walk near Barranquilla, Colombia. Staring at me with its big eyes. Focus merge of 3 images taken with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
Black and white jumping spider missing a pedipalp. Taken near Barranquilla, Colombia with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
A phasmid resembling something between a stick and a thorn. Focus merge of 3 images taken near Barranquilla, Colombia with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
I think this is a species of wasp. I found it in the forest at the Sierra Nevada foothills near Minca, Colombia. Taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
Hummingbird in flight. I like the background which is the view down from a mountain side. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR on Nikon Z6II
This hummingbird made a very nice pose in-flight, which I caught. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR on Nikon Z6II
Hummingbird at a flower. Due to the speed of the bird, only the important area (the head and beak) is sharp, which I like. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR on Nikon Z6II
A colourful shell bug found in the forest near Minca, Colombia. Taken with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VR on Nikon Z6II.
Thorn spiders are pretty (and scary) looking, but I find them difficult to photograph. So I was glad to find this one wandering on a straw in the forest of the Sierra Nevada foothills near Minca, Colombia. Taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A very nice and colourful grasshopper on a plant stem. This one was a bit timid, but I got it looking at me from behind the stem. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A beautiful bee exiting its hive in a tree trunk in Parque Isla de Salamance outside Barranquilla, Colombia. Taken with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A phasmid found in the Tatacoa Desert in Colombia. Taken with Nikon Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G VR IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
Ultra-macro of a bug in a rose hip in Denmark. One of the first images I took with my. Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon D750.
Larva reaching for a leaf. The larva itself is not the prettiest subject, but I liked its pose. Taken in Denmark with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
Just before this bee took off, I got this shot close up. Taken in Denmark with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon D750.
Crawling around in the forest floor near Copenhagen, Denmark, I saw this small, colourful beetle on a grass straw. Taken with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
I stumbled upon this very large wasp on a flower near Barranquilla, Colombia, so I had to get a close-up. Taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
Jumping spider caught (and freed again) near Barranquilla, Colombia. This is a focus merge of 3 images taken with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
On a walk next to the beach near Barranquilla, Colombia, I found a stick insect. Going in close with a macro lens, it started “waving” at me which gave me this shot. Taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
Some kind of phasmid hiding behind a leaf. Taken near Barranquilla, Colombia with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A small wasp on a leaf. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A brown jumping spider looking very hesitant to take a step. I found this one near Minca, Colombia. Focus merge of 3 images taken near Minca, Colombia with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
I took another image of this jumping spider. On this one I got it from the side looking curiously up. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Venus Optics Laowa 25mm f/2.8 2.5-5X Ultra Macro on Nikon Z6II.
Hummingbird approaching a flower. This hummingbird is native to Sierra Nevada, and I like the way it fits the background in tone. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8E FL ED VR on Nikon Z6II
I saw this black and white bug on a leaf in a forest near Minca, Colombia. I do not know the species, but I found it very photogenic. Taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
Another (to me) unknown insect in Colombia. This one was sitting on a leaf, when I passed by. Taken near Minca, Colombia with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A nicely coloured beetle on a leaf caught my eye in the forest near Minca, Colombia. Focus merge of two images taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon Z6II.
A wasp on a flower in Denmark I waited for it to crawl over the flower to get an eye-level view. Taken with Nikon VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED on Nikon D750.