Assorted Bugs from Blashford

In addition to the Emperor and the Damselflies that I saw and photographed at Blashford Lakes, I also took some other bugs in the undergrowth.  All these are taken on the Canon MPE-65mm lens, though the magnification vary.  If not specified then the shot will be near to life-size in this assortment.

The first one is a mayfly – of a species I had not seen before – and I initially was hoping it was a mayfly mimic.  It is much smaller than the usual mayflies that I have seen.

Mayfly - Cloeon dipterum
Mayfly – Cloeon dipterum

Mayfly – Cloeon dipterum. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 200 F11 1/200

Mayfly - Cloeon dipterum at about 4x Magnification
Mayfly – Cloeon dipterum at about 4x Magnification

Mayfly – Cloeon dipterum at about 4x Magnification. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 200 F11 1/200

Ladybirds are fairly common – but also nice to shoot.

Lady Bird
Lady Bird

Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 200 F11 1/200

Similar colours are on this Red and Black Froghopper.

Red and Black Froghopper
Red and Black Froghopper

Red and Black Froghopper.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 200 F11 1/200

The smallest bug, that I took there was this Aphid.

Aphid on Nettle
Aphid on Nettle

Aphid on Nettle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 200 F11 1/200

I have yet to identify this bug taken on some nettles.

Bug on Nettles at 2x Magnification
Bug on Nettles at 2x Magnification

Bug on Nettles at 2x Magnification.Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 200 F11 1/200

However a red ant is easier to name.

Ant on Leaf
Ant on Leaf

Ant on Leaf about 2x magnification. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 400 F11 1/200

As is this Nettle Weevil, I found on a leaf.

Nettle Weevil on Leaf
Nettle Weevil on Leaf

Nettle Weevil on Leaf.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash with Vellum and deodorant diffusers.  ISO 200 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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