Flies, Flowers and Shield Bug.

Took another trip to the still bluebell flowered woodland that is Garston Wood on the Easter weekend.  The wild garlic flower were now out fully.

At the start of the walk I came across some small adult shield bugs (about 7mm long) .  I’ve since discovered they are Bronze Shield bugs, the best shot I think I took was this one.

Bronze shield bug (Eysarcoris fabricii)
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO500)
Bronze shield bug (Eysarcoris fabricii)

Bronze shield bug (Eysarcoris fabricii) – Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  1x Magnification.  ISO 500 F11 1/250.  Flash.

The bluebells often attract small bugs and flies, I took this little fly on a flower tip, which I think gives you a good idea of its small size.

Fly on bluebell.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Fly on bluebell.

Fly on bluebell.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro lens.  About 2x magnification.  F11 ISO400 1/250 Flash.

Another much more colourful fly was this one posing on a green leaf.

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

Colourful Fly.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens around 2x magnification.  F11 ISO400 1/250 Flash.

Lastly a shot of some windswept Stitchwort flowers, taken at maximum aperture on a tripod to try to minimize the wind effect.

Stitchworts - Stellaria
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/2.8, 1/125 sec, ISO400)
Stitchworts – Stellaria

Stitchworts – Stellaria. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  F2.8 1/125 Natural Light ISO 400.

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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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