Springtails at Bradbury Rings, louse and a mite.

On Saturday I visited Bradbury Rings, hoping to, but not finding any Snowdrops.  However when looking at a large tree stump of a recently felled tree (which I was looking at to roughly see how old the tree would of been), I spotted some small Springtails.  In fact not just some Linear ones, which I’d seen before, but some globular ones.  Spent quite a while chasing them and what I think is a small Hard backed tick about the stump with my Canon 50D and Canon MPE-65mm lens.

160 odd images later I left to whittle them down to 10 or so at home.  My personal pick of the shots are shown next.

Globular Springtail at about 2 times magnificationCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Globular Springtail at about 2 times magnification

Globular Springtail at about 2 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnificationCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnification

Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnificationCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnification

Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Linear Springtail at about 3 times magnificationCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Linear Springtail at about 3 times magnification

Linear Springtail at about 3 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnificationCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnification

Globular Springtail at about 3 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Hard back Tick at about 3 times magnificatioCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
A mite at about 3 times magnificatio

A mite at about 3 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

Globular Springtail at about 4 times magnificationCanon EOS 50D (65mm, f/13, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Globular Springtail at about 4 times magnification

Globular Springtail at about 4 times magnification, on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F13 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

I also took a small woodlouse on another stump which I stacked 3 shots together later in Helicon Focus (method B).

Woodlouse 3 image stack (Helicon Focus)Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Woodlouse 3 image stack (Helicon Focus)

Woodlouse 3 image stack (Helicon Focus),  about 3.5 times magnification on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm.  F11 ISO 400, Flash manual 1/8th power from Canon MT-24ex Macro Flash.

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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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