The photographs I'm about to show you today were taken a long time ago. The year was 2008. I bought the Canon EOS 350D, my first digital SLR, a year before. But only in 2008, I added some macro-related stuff to my equipment.
Here, especially if you enlarge the picture by clicking on it, you can see two Crematogaster auberti ants and a Theba pisana snail. It looks like one of the ants is attacking the snail which is retreating into its shell. Theba pisana is a small snail, and the ants shown in this photograph are minuscule. Besides the macro lens, I also used an external flash to light the scene in an interesting way.
In this photograph, a grasshopper nymph is resting on the dry thorny leaf of the Scolymus hispanicus plant. Locusta migratoria is the scientific name of this grasshopper species.
This beautiful shiny beetle belongs to the Chrysomelidae family. Chrysomelidae are commonly known as leaf beetles. The scientific name of the leaf beetle shown in this third random shot is Chrysolina herbacea.
This is a dragonfly. The Sympetrum striolatum female.
In the last shot of today's post, you can see a fly from the Bombyliidae family. It could be the bombylius minor but I'm not sure about that.