One of the things I love about Macro Photography is the ability to find a subject anywhere, even as close as your own home. The problem is, Macro Photography isn’t always predictable. You may find a creature around your home one day, and other days you may not. They may cooperate one day and the next not. And what if you want the same bug every time? Don’t you wish you could sometimes take a break and predict where your creature will be with 100% accuracy? Well that’s why I began raising Monarch Caterpillars. Here’s a lovely fellow just a day before he became a Chrysalis.
This photo was taken with two Einstein 640Ws, Canon 6D, Canon MP-E Macro lens zoomed in to around 3x-4x, and two ~60” umbrellas. I know some of this equipment may be overkill, but that’s the advantage of being home. Set it up, and continue to use the same set up every day.
For more photos of this fellow and his friends growing up, visit macroandcheese.com/raising-monarch-caterpillars/