When we were looking for dragonflies at the Davidson Mill Pond Park, I found these Milkweed Bug eggs on a plant next to a batch of Milkweed Plants in the fields. I thought they looked interesting, almost a formation of very tiny shiny eggs. I was using a Canon 300mm f/4 lens which has an extremely close focusing ability, which renders backgrounds nice and clean for close detail photos. And you do not have to get right on top of your subjects for closeup details. It is also fairly lightweight to carry around. If I need to get closer I can add extension tubes, which I usually do not need to use with this lens. It is one of Canon’s older telephoto lenses but still works well and it is fun to use and light to carry for long times.
I really like the leaf still life. That is a great lens!
Thanks! The 300mm f/4 is one of my “go to carry” lenses, if I do not know what I am going to find to photograph. It focuses close, light enough to carry for long periods of time. An extremely sharp lens even with teleconverters. Plus with a teleconverter or extension tubes it can get me even closer to my “nature Still Life” images.
I think I would love that lens. I have a Nikon 70-300mm that I like a lot, but it weighs 2 lbs, plus another 2 for the D80. When I’m on a hike that takes a vertical climb of 2,000 feet over about 5 miles though, that’s a lot of extra weight to carry, so lately I try to make do with a little mirrorless Nikon that weighs about half a pound. (Advanced age doesn’t make it any easier either!) It’s often a difficult choice on which camera to take along.
Hi! I hear you! Many times I use what I call my toy camera, a m43 Panasonic GH2 with a 14-140mm or a 100-300mm, light to carry and works fairly well. I love my Canon gear, but with age it is just too heavy sometimes. Had major medical problems 30 years ago, so I have good days and bad days, so the equipment I choose depends how I feel!
Someone just shared this on Facebook for the milkweed bug eggs. 🙂
Wow! That goes back quite always! Thanks!