Photographing insects takes more than a five thousand dollar macro lens and making sure you don’t step on the bugs — you need amazing patience and the ability to control large numbers of creatures that squiggle, bite, and fly annoyingly around in circles; creatures that will do anything in their power to disrupt your composition. And for those of you who think you are hot stuff just because you can capture the gleam in the eye of a dragonfly at 300 meters, have you ever tried photographing an entire family of flies in a studio setting? According to this website a single housefly can lay over 500 eggs in a five day period so try keeping that entire family in frame and getting them to smile at the same time.
Not strictly a horror cartoon this week although I wanted to do something semi gross with maggots and this is what I came up with. Why maggots? I figured they would be fun to draw (and easy). I was wrong. Trying to capture the distinct personality of each grub with a just a few simple lines is a near impossible task.