Beetles at Bentley Wood.

On the 2nd June I took a trip to Bentley Wood in the hope of seeing maybe some Small Pearl-bordered Fritillary butterflies.  However the wind was strong and the butterflies I did spot were the more worn out Pearl-borders that I’d photographed the previous week.  So although no real butterfly opportunities the wood still gave some opportunities for some macro photography.  This in the form of a couple of nice beetles and the always photogenic Herb Robert flower.

Here’s the 3 images I like best from this visit.

Fairy-ring Longhorn Beetle
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/8, 1/320 sec, ISO400)
Fairy-ring Longhorn Beetle

Fairy-ring Longhorn Beetle.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F8 1/320.  Natural Light.

Soldier Beetle on Grass
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/160 sec, ISO400)
Soldier Beetle on Grass

Soldier Beetle on Grass.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4 1/160.  Tripod in Natural Light.

Herb Robert
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
Herb Robert

Herb Robert.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4 1/500.  Tripod in 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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