Until recently, I had only made one macro photography attempt, a long time ago, on film.
Digital photography is a relief in that field because it allows failure at no cost. Obviously, when you are a beginner macro photographer, there is waste! After purchasing a 100 mm macro lense, I made a first test with what I could find around me: my parents’ garden after a shower.
After reading the Bernard Werber’s Ants trilogy, I had no doubt about the interest in their observation.
Note: I do not touch my subjects. If there are drops, it is either rain or dew. If I show severals views of a same insect, it is because it was cooperative, not because it took paralysing spray (yes it does exist…).