Hmm, There’s Something Different About These

As soon as I opened the folder with these photos I knew there was something different about them compared to my other macro insect and flower shots.  I’ll tell you what’s different later.  For now I just hope you’ll enjoy them.


Bumble bee on a cosmos.


Ditto, but I had to stick my head deeper into the flowers.


Look out, I’m coming in said the little bee to the big bee.


Hmph!  Skippers.  They think they’re so hot.


Awww, they’re sharing – a honey bee and a spotted cucumber beetle.


On his own now.


This why many gardeners, both vegetable and flower, do not like spotted cucumber beetles.  They are destructive.


Not only are they destructive but the are very rude too; leaving their poop behind as they devour your plants.


What’s so different?  The depth of field and backgrounds in these photo are both pretty different from the flower and insect macros I usually post.  Compared to my usual photos there is much more depth of field in these and the background is not so out of focus that all you see are blurred, creamy swatches of color.  This is the result of using a different camera than my complicated Nikon D7100.  The photos in this post were all taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-Z57.  It has a much smaller sensor than my Nikon (about 1/15 the size) which results in the greater depth of field.  Why would this be you ask?  Well I asked too,  Google specifically.  I read a lot about it and pretty much understand it but not enough to explain it because it takes so much explaining.  The web site Cambridge in Colour does a good job of explaining technical things about digital photography such as depth of field.  Check it out if you want to know more.


Thanks for stopping by.


11 thoughts on “Hmm, There’s Something Different About These

    • Yes, the Panasonic ones with the Leica designed lenses can’t be be for sharpness and clarity at low ISOs. Once you hit ISO 400, especially in low light, quality goes to the dogs. At least that’s the way my ancient model is. Maybe the newer ones are better but but I doubt it would be by much. There is only so much performance you can get out of a 1/2.3″ sensor.

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    • Thank you, I’m pumping out the macros as fast as I can but I am doing a lot more different stuff too. I do like using a camera to look at little things that you normally would not see. That’s what I want to do with my other photography too. Capture things that one might not normally see even though they are plainly there, if that makes any sense.

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  1. Thank you Donna. The Cambridge in Color site has a lot of interesting information. Often I start reading something and it gets too technical to hold my interest so I just skim the rest but overall I think it pretty good.


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