I admit to not even trying to ID insects anymore. It escapes me, and most likely a few of the experts will bail me out…you know who you are.
The other thing with my ‘bug shots’ is never any planning.
Most all are taken with the worst gear for this type of work. Everything I carry is made for distance, long distance.
Because I always need to move away, not close to, a subject the bokeh (background blur) makes up for the lack of good macro gear.
Both photographs here were taken with a Sigma 150-600 lens, at 150.