Ok, so as you probably realise, I am not an insect person. As far as I'm concerned, they move too much and my 100mm doesn't really do them justice. Well here I make an exception.
One evening, in a state of undress I look up - for no particular reason - and there looking back at me is this (I believe) little lady. The thought of showering immediately went out the window. I rushed down the stairs, grabbed a pint glass, clamped it over the seemingly infifferent cricket and then covered the glass (leaving a slight gap). I then rushed downstairs, plugged in the lightbox, got out the tripod, readied the camera and then (moment of truth) released the mother alien...
...who, proceeded to mooch around the lightbox obviously rather perturbed by the light (she was static prior to this). After much touching of her antennae ("No, not that way, no not there either... ahhhh, perfick" (sic)) and a little coaxing, eventually she tired of her great escape and let me snap away.
What do you think? Does this look any good? Could it be improved? Input welcome. I enjoyed shooting this anyway. It was fun, especially watching her chew her, feet (?) with her mandibles.