White Mill

Went to a field opposite White Mill on Saturday.  This runs along the river Stour and is a good place usually for a range of bugs, and later in the year dragon and damselflys.

Found some interesting flys including a wierd posed Nomada bee that attached itself to the leaf via it’s head.

All shots were taken on my MPE-65mm lens with flash.

This shot below of a Nomada bee is how they sleep I am told.

Odd Wasp
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Odd Wasp

A hover fly posed nicely on some flowers…

Hover Fly
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Hover Fly

A fly on the grass, I like the dark background on this, as I think it really sets the fly off.

Fly on Grass
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Fly on Grass

One on my favourite flys for shooting – the dung fly.

Dung Fly
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Dung Fly

A funky looking fly – a Male Chironomid Midge

Small Green Fly
Small Green Fly

As well as these single images I also took a macro panarama shot ( 2 shots which I later stitched togther on the PC).

Fly Panorama
Fly Panorama

Map to Location.  (Shows Car park – walk towards Mill and enter gate for footpath opposite the mill for the fields)

Get Directions

Chris

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

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