I took a visit to Slop Bog on the 9th June, another cold (but a least dry day). The ground was much more in resemblance to a bog than last year – when it was more dried heath. A few lizards were sunbathing on the boardwalk, legging it over the side when you walked nearby. The poor weather was limiting the dragonfly sightings too, the wind was I think putting them off from posing nicely.
As a result the first keeper photo I got was of this which I believe now to be a Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug.
Kleidocerys resedae Birch Catkin Bug. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens. ISO 200 F11 1/250 with Flash from MT-24ex Canon Twin Flash.
Eventually near the end of this visit I managed to hunt down this broad-bodied chaser, in the heather.
Broad-bodied Chaser on Heather. Taken on Canon 50D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens. ISO 400 F7.1 1/125 in Natural Light.
I also got up close and personal with it. This image looks as if the dragonfly is trying to punch the lens out of the way.
Take That! Close Up of Broad-bodied Chaser (about 1.5x mag) Taken on Canon 50D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens. ISO 200 F11 1/250 with Flash from MT-24ex Canon Twin Flash.
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