After the Rain.

A quick visit to White Mill – after some rain in the afternoon, proved a good time to find some insects drying off, and therefore more easy to shoot macro shots, as they could not run off.  In fact at the start it was still slightly raining, so I found a nice green/red leaf and shot some snails on it.  My favourite being this first one.

Snail on Crimson Leaf
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/15 sec, ISO200)
Snail on Crimson Leaf

Snail on Crimson Leaf. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Lens.  ISO 200 F8 1/15.  Natural Light on Tripod.  Processing via Topaz Adjust.

Nearby a nice doc leaf beetle posed in this colourful environment.

Doc Leaf Beetle. (Cropped to around 2/3 size)
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/6 sec, ISO200)
Doc Leaf Beetle. (Cropped to around 2/3 size)

Doc Leaf Beetle.  (Cropped to around 2/3 size). Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Lens.  ISO 200 F8 1/6.  Natural Light on Tripod.

But best of all, for me, was finding a Large Red Damselfly that was drying off its wings.  This allowed me to get up close and personal with the MPE-65mm and even get a two shot stack with that macro lens, with some pink card held behind it.

Large Red Damselfly.
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/15 sec, ISO200)
Large Red Damselfly.

Large Red Damselfly. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Lens.  ISO 200 F7.1 1/15.  Natural Light on Tripod.

Large Red Damselfly
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Large Red Damselfly

Large Red Damselfly.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens.  ISO 100 F11 1/250.  Flash Lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Large Red Damselfly Head on.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Large Red Damselfly Head on.

Large Red Damselfly Head on. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens.  ISO 100 F11 1/250.  Flash Lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

2 Image Stack of Large Red Damselfy.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
2 Image Stack of Large Red Damselfy.

2 Image Stack of Large Red Damselfy.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Lens.  ISO 100 F11 1/250.  Flash Lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Finally I found this poor moth with a unappreciated fashion accessory.

RainHat
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/30 sec, ISO400)
RainHat

RainHat. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Lens.  ISO 400 F7.1 1/30.  Natural Light on Tripod.

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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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