Being thoroughly fed up with the chilly weather conditions last month which precluded my excursions into the country for macro photography, I made the decision to go out on 22 June whatever the weather. When I set out, it was raining but I parked the car at the side of the road from where I could climb over a stile and follow a footpath leading to Devil’s Dyke.
I never made it over the stile – the grass verge was teeming with life, I presume, sheltering from the rain and moving about a lot less than in fair weather conditions.
The grasshopper below was shot using a tripod – I often use Wimberley clamps attached to it at one end and the subject’s perch at the other to lessen movement caused by the wind but in this case, the grass blades were near ground level and sheltered by the other vegetation.
Canon 5D Mark II, 1/160 sec at f 7.1, ISO 800, Canon 100mm f 2.8 Macro USM lens