Rain and Sun by the Stour.

Visited the path that goes via the River Bank for the first time at White Mill, with my brother (his images from the trip on his website here), on 19th May.  It was originally raining and the overhanging trees on this side provided some nice shelter from the worst of the rain. It also landed on this Large Red Damselfly, and the reflection caught a nice blue glow in the droplet.  The damselfly images are processed with Topaz Clarity, which I recently acquired from them.  Looks a quite promising bit of software.  I use Topaz Adjust and Denoise quite a bit, so as this new software was on offer I got it after a quick play and wanting to save the results.

Anyhow onto the Damselfly images…

Large Red Damselfly and Rain Landscape
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO100)
Large Red Damselfly and Rain Landscape
Large Red Damselfly and Rain Landscape – Taken on Canon 650 with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F11 1/200.  Processed with Topaz Clarity.

Large Red Damselfly and Rain Portrait I
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO100)
Large Red Damselfly and Rain Portrait I
Large Red Damselfly and Rain Portrait I – Taken on Canon 650 with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F11 1/200.  Processed with Topaz Clarity.

Large Red Damselfly and Rain Portrait II
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO100)
Large Red Damselfly and Rain Portrait II
Large Red Damselfly and Rain Portrait II – Taken on Canon 650 with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F11 1/200.  Processed with Topaz Clarity.

The other image of note was this weevil eating sheild bug – which I believe to be a Arma Custos.

Arma Custos
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO100)
Arma Custos
Arma Custos, (Shield Bug) – Taken on Canon 650 with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens with flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash.  ISO 100 F11 1/200.

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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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