This is a Katydid resting on a Hibbertia flower in my front garden. Such a beautiful contrast of the bright green insect and golden flower.
Katydids are related to crickets and are active at night when they sing and feed on leaves.
During the day they hide from hungry birds, as I guess this one is doing. Despite their long legs they don’t jump, but walk and fly.
The small world reveals so much that we wouldn’t normally notice.
I am working more on my macro photos now. If you are also interested I can thoroughly recommend the Book “Macro Photography” by Rob Sheppard.
There are also 2 Craftsy Courses that are great – “Close-Up Nature Photography” by Adam Jones and “Natural Light Macro Photography” by Kathleen Clemons.
Just so you know, I don’t have lots of expensive equipment, my smartphone and 2 Panasonic Lumix cameras all focus really close and produce high quality images.