One of the things I've come to love about photography is the huge range of topics that can be covered in an image. The possibilities are endless and at this point in time, I'm still keeping a very broad spectrum of subjects and styles in what I shoot. And while I love macro images, I'm not always seeking out the subject.... sometimes they land in your lap. Or pool.
With these warm summer temperatures, it seems a gazillion insects have spawned and in the morning I've found a few creatures in the pool that were both big enough and interesting enough to want to see how they would look up close. Bugs generally skeeve me out a bit, but the the design of the shells and chitinous parts of some of them are amazing. I picked up a Nikkor 40mm 2.8 Micro lens not that long ago and put it to work on a few finds. It's a short working distance, but since the bugs were dead, it made things much easier. There was no beetle rangling involved.