Blashford Bughunt

Took the MPE-65mm out for the first time in a while, to hunt for the smaller bugs at Blashford Lakes on Saturday.  Having seen lots of flies when out last weekend resting, it was almost inevitable with this setup I’d not find them, and it was true they proved to be near elusive.

However I did find an nicely patient Scorpion Fly – note the resemblance to the scorpion stinger on this male.  ( These flies can’t actually sting).

All images on this page are taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 200 F11 1/250 @ 1:1 magnification

Scorpion Fly
Scorpion Fly

Next I discovered a Green Shield Bug (Palomena prasina).

Green Shield Bug
Green Shield Bug

Next up was a non insect – a crab spider.

Crab Spider
Crab Spider

Finally an ant and aphid shot.

Ant and Aphids
Ant and Aphids

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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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