Summer is just about here, and that means watching dragonflies bob along in the tall grass while children run around with nets trying to catch them and other insects. Okay, some people run screaming and if that describes you, you should probably skip this post.
I love photographing insects at the macro level. A dragonfly’s wings are a beautiful, seemingly-random criss-cross design and — if you look closely — almost seem to be mechanical.
These macro photographs were all taken in Tachikawa, west Tokyo at Showa Kinen Park. You can also read about my first trip in summer and another trip in late winter, early spring. I intended these photos to be used as desktop wallpaper, hence the off-centred cropping (which I prefer anyway). Even if you never use them, I hope you will click on them to have a better look at the details.
I hope you enjoyed my photos of insects on flowers. If you want to see more nature photography, you might also like my photos of cherry blossom. If you want a more modern take though, maybe you’ll prefer my photographs from Kabukicho. Alternatively, click on the banner to your left to see photographs from other bloggers in Japan.