One of my favorite things about your work is the vibrant color! I love the detail in the grasshopper's eye in #3 and #9. You could probably play around with #3 and get all kinds of neat crops and closeup variations.
I love bugs, but I don't think I'd have been brave enough to get as close as you did to whatever #6 is!
LOL #6 is a goldenrod spider. One of the bigger ones in my garden (I've seen them in all sizes/ages) but really he's still only about 1/2-inch long!
They are very cool because they can change color to camouflage themselves within their current environment as they hunt. Sometimes they're white, other times they're yellow...and they have brownish markings that can sometimes be pink. It is really neat to watch them hunt...although sometimes they catch something you really like, or something you've never seen before....anyway they're really good hunters haha...
I wish I had been able to get his whole 2 forelegs in the shot though. But it was really just me testing to see how much face detail I could get.
#3 is just a wee baby grasshopper, no wings yet, isn't he cute? lol
#5 is one of my most fave subjects--the green metallic bee...this one was shimmering gold & green....the neat thing is that they are only about 1/4-inch long! So tiny.
Janet, I've often thought #9 would be great to play with cropping on to get that detail bigger. That is one of my top focused shots along with the meadow fritillary butterfly on the milkweed I posted awhile ago.