Burnt Tips and Bugs

There was a spectacular display of Burnt Tip Orchids when I visited Martin Down in mid May.  Normally I’ve only seen one or two out there, this time there were a good 8 or 9 separate sets of these orchids, all in great flower condition.  Although I did not have my tripod with me, this meant I had to shoot some shots of them.  So laying down on the grass banks I took several different plants.  Hope you like my pic of the photos of the plants.

Burnt Tip Orchids
Burnt Tip Orchids

Burnt Tip Orchids.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F5.6 1/125 in Natural Light.

Burnt Tip Orchids
Burnt Tip Orchids

Burnt Tip Orchids.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4.5 1/800 in Natural Light.

Burnt Tip Orchid
Burnt Tip Orchid

Burnt Tip Orchid.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 100 F3.5 1/250 in Natural Light.

Burnt Tip Orchids
Burnt Tip Orchids

Burnt Tip Orchids.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5 1/1000 in Natural Light.

Walking around the reserve, I also found some insects and butterflies to take some macro photos of.  The first was a small blue, on a tree leaf.

Small Blue
Small Blue

Small Blue.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5 1/400 in Natural Light.

And shortly after that, I found a spider sat in an interesting web arrangement.

Spider in Web
Spider in Web

Spider in Web.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/400 in Natural Light.

And then when unsuccessfully looking for a Marsh Fitilary, a beetle amongst the cowslips.

Soldier Beetle on Cowslips
Soldier Beetle on Cowslips

Soldier Beetle on Cowslips.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 800 F8 1/400 in Natural Light.

Then around the barrows I got a shot of two other butterflies, a Grizzled Skipper and a Small Copper.

Grizzled Skipper
Grizzled Skipper

Grizzled Skipper. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/160 in Natural Light.

Small Copper
Small Copper

Small Copper. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F4 1/500 in Natural Light.

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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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