Blashford September Selection

This set of macro photos were taken mid September at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve.  All the shots in this post were taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens & flash lit from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  ISO 200 F11 1/200.  Diffusers used – Cream Slice with Extra Vellum.

 

There were large numbers of leatherbugs about – and the first two pictures are of these bugs.

Leather bug over a web
Leather bug over a web
Leather bug in profile
Leather bug in profile

As well as these – I also found a sheildbug – these are a different insect family from the Leatherbugs.

Green Sheildbug
Green Sheildbug

Nearby I found a Ladybird hiding in a leaf.

Ladybird in a leaf ( Slight crop)
Ladybird in a leaf ( Slight crop)

And a nice fly sitting nearby too.

Fly on bramble leaf
Fly on bramble leaf

As I was leaving the reserve I spotted a Common Darter on a fence – and managed to get a shot of it head on before it shot off.

Common Darter headon on a fence
Common Darter headon on a fence

And finally also on said fence – a Common Froghopper.

Common Froghopper
Common Froghopper

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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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