Today we have a fantastic set of photos from reader Linden Gledhill (flickr site here, professional website here, and don’t miss his macro photos of butterfly wings), along with a pic of setup he uses to photograph the insects (last photo). Linden’s notes are indented:
Green-breasted Mango (Anthracothorax prevostii), male:
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), male (two photos):
White-necked Jacobin (Florisuga mellivora), female:
Violet-crowned Woodnymph, (Thalurania colombica colombica), male (two photos):
Not sure about this one, I’ve only just started photographing birds and have a lot to learn. [Readers?]
While I was there I also did a little experiment to study the tiny stingless bee Tetragonisca angustula. It builds nests in fallen trees and is often used for domestic honey production. I imaged many of the workers entering the nest using a dual beam laser trigger system.