Cold afternoon at Garston Wood.

Spent a very cold Good Friday Afternoon at Garston Wood today.  Early promise as exiting the car of patch sunlight, soon turned to dull cloud.  I took a few landscapes of the bluebells before it fully clouded over, and then went to try out my new diffuser setup on some bugs.

Not many to find – really only this first hoverfly and the later ladybird.  I’m pleased with the results of this setup and will describe the setup – based on Rob Ault’s setup.

Hoverfly on bluebell (slight crop)
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Hoverfly on bluebell (slight crop)

Hoverfly on bluebell (slight crop).  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens (at around 2x mag).  ISO 100 1/250 F11.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Hoverfly on bluebell (larger crop).
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Hoverfly on bluebell (larger crop).

Hoverfly on bluebell (larger crop).  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens (at around 2x mag).  ISO 100 1/250 F11.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Seven-spot ladybird.
Canon EOS 50D (65mm, f/11, 1/250 sec, ISO100)
Seven-spot ladybird.

Seven-spot ladybird.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens (at around 2x mag).  ISO 100 1/250 F11.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin 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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