Coitus Interruptus

If you want to know how to embarrass your long suffering non-photographic partner get into macro, seriously. My wife has got a lot of stories about crazy things I have done to get the shot, some of them embarrassing for her and not for me, others just embarrassing for me.
Mating insects

To get these shots I was on the floor, in the grass and on a cycle path. I have seen bugs making like this before and when mating they are extra still and great subjects for macro. I don’t know really what these bugs are, with a little internet search and some common knowledge I came to the conclusion that these are midges. I may be wrong and I would be happy to be corrected.

Mating insects 2

My wife and I had gone to the woods for a walk and saw these insects, got down and started photographing them. I was crawling on my belly and leaning on my side trying to get the shot. My wife walked on, not wanting to be associated with this crazy Englishman and rang her mother while she waited. Of course I would get up and move and then see another interesting pair and get back down again. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when I was lying in the cycle path with people moving past pointing and gawking.

M ating insects 3

Have you ever embarrassed your non-photographic partner and am I correct in naming them midges? Let me know in the comment box below or any other comments you may have.

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6 thoughts on “Coitus Interruptus

  1. Shirley is pretty immune now to my photography quirks but has little interest herself. What puzzles me more is how many people just walk along and see nothing. I see a brilliant red bug and think “I wonder what that is.” Others wonder what on earth I am doing. They just don’t see it.

    • To give my wife credit, when she saw these images she said that they were worth it.
      I think when you have the photo bug we see the world in a different way to others. Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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