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.
As well as these – I also found a sheildbug – these are a different insect family from the Leatherbugs.
Nearby I found a Ladybird hiding in a leaf.
And a nice fly sitting nearby too.
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.
And finally also on said fence – a Common Froghopper.
Map of Location