Over the last few days I have spent some time at my local nature reserve trying to delve into the world of insect photography something I hadn’t been successful at before. This time I used a Nikon 300mm f/4 AF-S and sometimes with a 1.4x TC and/or 36mm of extension tubes all mounted on a tripod fitted with a Wimberley Sidekick. I found this setup really easy to use, I was also able to keep a good distance away from my subjects so not to disturb them. This setup was recommended by Danny Green an award winning wildlife photographer and a master at dragonfly photography. I’ve not quite reached his standard yet, but I am very happy with the results, so much so that I will probably sell my redundant 105mm Macro lens to fund some other piece of camera equipment.
The only downside to this type of photography is the number of nettle stings and mosquito bites I seem to be scratching at.