Weevils and Spider

On Saturday I paid a visit to Stoborough Heath NNR near Wareham, Dorset, with a view to hopefully finding some bugs to macro.

Being only March there was not too much about, but searching around the gorse I came across some tiny weevils.   I took several shots of them and the best 3 are shown below.  The weevils themselves were about 4mm long.  All the shots were taken with a Canon 50D and MPE-65mm.  Flash from the MT-24ex was used in manual mode at about 1/16th output as far as I can recall.

Weevil on Gorse
Weevil on Gorse

Single shot of Weevil on gorse.  Taken hand held.

Weevil on Gorse 2
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/9, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Weevil on Gorse 2

Another Weevil on a Gorse flower, this one again taken hand held.

Stacked Weevil on Gorse
Stacked Weevil on Gorse

This shot of the weevil is a stacked combination of 2 images.  These were taken using a focusing rail, as I still am only just starting with stacking techniques.

Stacked Spider and Prey
Stacked Spider and Prey

Lastly this Spider and its prey is also a stacked image.  There are 7 shots used here to make the final result.  Tripod and focusing rail were used to aid the stack, with the patient and still spider.

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Chris

I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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