Kingcombe Meadows

A mid June visit to the DWT reserve Kingcombe Meadows in Dorset, saw me shooting various flowers in the meadows, which were in full summer flower.  In addition to the flowers, there was a large number of Meadow Brown butterflies about, and an annoyingly large number of horseflies too.

This first image from the visit is of the more pleasant of the aforementioned insects the Meadow Brown.  I was pleased to get it in action as they were fairly busily flying about, the only thing that slightly subtracts from the photo is the grass stalk going through the flower the butterfly is on.

Meadow Brown
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Meadow Brown

Meadow Brown.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F7.1 1/250.  Natural Light.

The other flying insect that I managed to photograph was this Burnett Moth.

Burnett Moth
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/6.3, 1/400 sec, ISO400)
Burnett Moth

Burnett Moth.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F6.3 1/400.  Natural Light.

As I mentioned the flowers were out in the meadows and I took a portrait and close up of the flowerhead of this Knapweed.

Knapweed
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4.5, 1/100 sec, ISO100)
Knapweed

Knapweed.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F4.5 1/100. Tripod.  Natural Light.

Knapweed flower head
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
Knapweed flower head

Knapweed flower head.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F4 1/320. Tripod.  Natural Light.

Next theses Oxeye Daisy s provided an opportunity to shoot them on a grassy bank.

Oxeye Daisys.
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/4, 1/800 sec, ISO100)
Oxeye Daisys.

Oxeye Daisys.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F4 1/800. Tripod.  Natural Light.

Finally I took this purple Orchid, with a blurred buttercup in the background to create a sun like blur effect in the backgroud.

Orchid.
Canon EOS 50D (100mm, f/3.2, 1/1000 sec, ISO100)
Orchid.

Orchid.  Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F3.2 1/1000. Tripod.  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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