Blashford Lakes

This set of photos were taken today at Blashford Lakes.  The reserve again had a great number of damselflies about, and I have some shots of those in the following.  I also used the 100mm lens to take some natural light shots of some smaller insects, although on a couple, due to light and/or depth of field requirements I did use flash.

Here’s my pick of the shots from today.

Swollen-thighed Beetle
Swollen-thighed Beetle

Swollen-thighed Beetle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4.5 1/160.  Natural Light.

Nettle Weevil
Nettle Weevil

Nettle Weevil.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F6.3 1/250.  Natural Light.

Mating Nettle Weevils
Mating Nettle Weevils

Mating Nettle Weevils.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Common Blue Damselfly (female)
Common Blue Damselfly (female)

Common Blue Damselfly (female).  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4.5 1/250.  Natural Light.

Blue-tailed Damselfly
Blue-tailed Damselfly

Blue-tailed Damselfly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4 1/400.  Natural light.

Common Blue Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/500.  Natural Light.

Cricket nymph
Cricket nymph

Cricket nymph.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Scorpion Fly
Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

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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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