This little critter is just about 1/4 inch long and it is quite the devil to focus on something so small. I got out the extension tube and added it to the macro lens so that I could move in even closer, but that made focusing even harder. I managed to get off two identical shots before it moved that were fairly well focused and I was able to focus stack them in Photoshop and this was the result. It has been cropped and isn't perfect, but it does still look better in large.
I went up to the County Fair to have a look at the Photography Exhibit this afternoon. Last year, my first year entering the competition, I was awarded the Grand Champion Ribbon so I figured I had nowhere to go but down...and I almost didn't enter. At my husband's urging, I did finally enter four images (all of them were previous blips) and was delighted to win 5 ribbons.
4th Place - Insects I only just took this photo on Monday and you all liked it so much I decided to enter it on Weds.
3rd Place- Zoo Animals
2nd Place - Birds
1st Place-Mammals and Grand Champion Golden Age Award!!!!
Needless to say, I won't be fit to live with for quite a while.