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Macros insects, flowers and a few larger critters

My first digital camera (1999) was a Nikon Coolpix 950 which I later upgraded (2001) to a Coolpix 995. I used this camera until the summer of 2014 when I accidentally killed it by falling into a small but surprising deep river trying to nicely frame a waterfall shot. I originally chose these Nikon cameras because the design had good macro capabilities (for their era), and their unique swivel lens body mounted on the side of the camera allowed you to nicely frame macros in the monitor in very tight locations that would be problematic for other camera designs. For example you could swivel the lens in line with the camera body (90 degrees to the typical lens position for a portrait) and hold the camera with the lens shooting horizontally a just above a pond (or other) surface and look down on the monitor from above and frame the shot. Using these cameras I took numerous macro images some of which are presented in the below sub-galleries. I now use a Lumix DMC100 by Panasonic, and an old 2005 Nikon D2X.
Let's fall in love
Let's fall in love
Beetles
Beetles
Water Striders
Water Striders
Butterflies & Moths
Butterflies & Moths
From both sides of the window
From both sides of the window
Dragons & Damsels
Dragons & Damsels
Caterpillars
Caterpillars
Spiders
Spiders
Ambush Bugs
Ambush Bugs
Ant War
Ant War
Flies, Wasps, Bees and Wannabees
Flies, Wasps, Bees and Wannabees
Flowering plants
Flowering plants
Larger Critters
Larger Critters
Assassin Bug (nymph stage)
Assassin Bug (nymph stage)
Crickets Grasshoppers etc.
Crickets Grasshoppers etc.
Life cycle of a Spicebush Swallowtail
Life cycle of a Spicebush Swallowtail
Freshwater Jellyfish
Freshwater Jellyfish