Dragons at Kilwood & Norden.

Visited Killwood and Norden on Tuesday the 10th August on a day off, which was going to be in London until the riots affected the trip.  However a trip to this DWT reserve & HPT (Norden) reserve was a good visit, with a co-operative keeled skimmer giving the chance to shoot it at various magnifications, right up to a in its face 2x magnification series of stacked shots.  Before showing those shots, I will first show you some other wildlife shots that I took on the visit.

Firstly a fly – as yet unidentified taken at 1:1 magnification.

FlyCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Fly

Fly. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  At 1:1 magnification.  ISO 400 F11 1/250.  Flash light from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Next a grayling butterfly

Grayling - Hipparchia semeleCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Grayling - Hipparchia semele

Grayling – Hipparchia semele. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F8 1/250.  Fill Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Then this large hornet robber fly – this is a cropped shot as I could not manage to get a decent shot up close to it.

Hornet Robber Fly - CroppedCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/1600 sec, ISO400)
Hornet Robber Fly - Cropped

Hornet Robber Fly – Cropped. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F7.1 1/1600. Natural Light.

And lastly before the obliging keeled skimmer – a golden-ringed dragonfly.

Golden-ringed Dragon Fly - Cordulegaster boltoniiCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
Golden-ringed Dragon Fly - Cordulegaster boltonii

Golden-ringed Dragon Fly – Cordulegaster boltonii. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/500.  Natural Light.

Now the keeled skimmer – first one shot of it posing on the heather, then a study in increasing magnification, from backed off on the 100mm all the way up to 2x magnification stacked images on the MPE-65mm.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4.5, 1/1250 sec, ISO400)
Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) – Orthetrum coerulescens. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4.5 1/1250.  Natural Light.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescensCanon EOS 50D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens

Keeled Skimmer (Female) – Orthetrum coerulescens. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F7.1 1/500.  Natural Light.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/5, 1/800 sec, ISO400)
Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) – Orthetrum coerulescens. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5 1/800.  Natural Light

Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/60 sec, ISO400)
Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) – Orthetrum coerulescens. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F8 1/60.  Fill Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4.5, 1/200 sec, ISO400)
Keeled Skimmer (Female) - Orthetrum coerulescens.

Keeled Skimmer (Female) – Orthetrum coerulescens. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens at 1:1.  ISO 400 F4.5 1/200.  Fill Flash from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Stack of 4 shots of Keeled Skimmer (Female) head - Orthetrum coerulescens (2x Mag)Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Stack of 4 shots of Keeled Skimmer (Female) head - Orthetrum coerulescens (2x Mag)

Stack of 4 shots of Keeled Skimmer (Female) head – Orthetrum coerulescens. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm at 2x Magnification.  ISO 400 F11 1/250.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash

Stack of 6 shots of Keeled Skimmer (Female) head - Orthetrum coerulescens (2x Mag)Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/5.6, 1/125 sec, ISO400)
Stack of 6 shots of Keeled Skimmer (Female) head - Orthetrum coerulescens (2x Mag)

Stack of 6 shots of Keeled Skimmer (Female) head – Orthetrum coerulescens (2x Mag). Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm at 2x Magnification.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/250.  Natural Light.

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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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