Throop River

Took a few shot alongside the river Stour on Sunday.  A really hot (low 30’s) day, so the insects were solar powered.  So getting something to be occupied by doing something else (mating, eating etc) was necessary to get close.

The first subject I got to stay reasonable stationary was a butterfly – a Green-viened White.

Green-veined White Butterfly
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/5.6, 1/1000 sec, ISO400)
Green-veined White Butterfly
Green-veined White Butterfly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/1000.  Natural Light.

Then I came across a pair of mating damelflies, which then flew off as I approached only to land above another pair already at it.

Mating Damselflies
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/6.3, 1/800 sec, ISO400)
Mating Damselflies.
Mating Damselflies.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F6/3 1/800.  Natural Light.

Finally something munching which could not fly away – a pair of prickly caterpillars.

Pair of Catterpillars
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/6.3, 1/160 sec, ISO400)
Pair of Catterpillars
Pair of Catterpillars.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F6/3 1/160.  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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