Canford Magna Assortment

I took a visit to the Stour river that runs from Canford Magna towards Wimborne, last Sunday afternoon.  The warm weather bringing the bugs to life.  Some Chasers were about, but along with a pair of new Small-Tortoiseshell Butterflies, they were not sitting around.  However there were some more co-operative Damsels and Demoiselles, along with a an assortment of other bugs to take photos of.   I traveled with just the Canon 100mm macro lens one the day, and although I debated not attaching it the MT-24ex macro flash, which proved useful for some flies and bees.

The following pictures are my pick from the afternoon walk.

Firstly some Demoiselles.

Female Banded Demoiselle
Female Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/250 F5.6 Natural Light.

Male Banded Demoiselle
Male Banded Demoiselle

Male Banded Demoiselle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/250 F5.6 Natural Light.

Then some damselflies, including a cling on expert, and one that appears to blowing his nose ( hay fever ? ) 😀

Female White-legged Damselfly
Female White-legged Damselfly

Female White-legged Damselfly. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/800 F5 Natural Light.

Common Blue Damselfly Blowing his nose
Common Blue Damselfly Blowing his nose

Common Blue Damselfly Blowing his nose. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/400 F5.6 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 1/320 F6.3 Natural Light.

Then some flies

Scorpion Fly
Scorpion Fly

Scorpion Fly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Mating Flesh Flies
Mating Flesh Flies

Mating Flesh Flies.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.  Image is cropped.

Snipe Fly
Snipe Fly

Snipe Fly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F6.3, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Snipe Fly
Snipe Fly

Snipe Fly. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/250 F5 Natural Light.

A black and white Solitary Bee was busy nectaring

Bee nectaring
Bee nectaring

Bee nectaring.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F9, flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

And finally a Green Shield Bug.

Green Shield Bug
Green Shield Bug

Green Shield Bug. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/1000 F4.5 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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