Alners Gorse

A trip to Alners Gorse at the end of June, saw the ground very wet following the heavy rain for the past months.  Despite being dry the weather was cold, and the most numerous insect seemed to be horseflys (yuk!).  There were a few butterflies about, mainly skippers of which I managed to capture one posing nicely on a thistle flower.  The shot was processed with Topaz Adjust 5 to bring some more saturation and detail to the final image.

Skipper on Thistle.

Skipper on Thistle.

Also about was a Broad-bodied chaser, which I took up close to its wing segments following a comment from someone in a photography forum.  Here is the photo.

Close up of Broad-bodied Chasers Wings

Close up of Broad-bodied Chasers Wings

Close up of Broad-bodied Chasers Wings.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F6.3 1/400.  Natural Light.

Finally I battled the wind to take this dog rose in a patch of sunlight.

Dog Rose

Dog Rose

Dog Rose.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4 1/8000.  Natural Light.

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Author: Chris

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

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