To photograph the springtails

Amateur, I learned about animal photography with birds and then I abandoned the telephoto lens to focus on macrophotography. On this occasion I discovered a world of extraordinary variety. Insects and arachnids were my first targets, but every year, when winter came, I was frustrated

No need to consider photographing springtails without a minimum of equipment. It is necessary to have at least a 1: 1 ratio macro lens, that is to say that the size of the subject photographed after passing through the optical system (objective) will be the same on the sensor

The photographic approach of springtails and more broadly that of soil microfauna is confronted with technical difficulties, but also with the need to find these animals within the litter or the various substrates they occupy. We can content ourselves with