Demoiselles in the Rain

The last May bank holiday Monday, produced typical bank holiday weather.  Overcast and showery, and not as warm as the weekend.  I went to another new location for me, Canford Magna river bank, in the hope of finding some white legged damselflies that were reported to be out there.  The weather was not conducive to finding them however and they remained elusive.  However, amongst the nettles / riverbank plants there were a few Banded Demoiselles about, often down low in the vegetation.

As mentioned the light on the day was bad, and also the weather had an affect on my paper diffusers!  So there’s a bit more flash highlights in these than I would like.  Here’s the best of the demoiselles and other insects that I found on the day.

Banded Demoiselle
Banded Demoiselle

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

Male Banded Demoiselle
Male Banded Demoiselle

Male Banded Demoiselle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11.  Flash from MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Male Banded Demoiselle
Male Banded Demoiselle

Male Banded Demoiselle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11.  Flash from MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Female Banded Demoiselle
Female Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11.  Flash from MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Female Banded Demoiselle
Female Banded Demoiselle

Female Banded Demoiselle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11.  Flash from MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Meadow Plant Bug Nymph - Leptopterna dolabrata
Meadow Plant Bug Nymph – Leptopterna dolabrata

Meadow Plant Bug Nymph – Leptopterna dolabrata.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm macro lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F11.  Flash from MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Tortoise Sheildbug
Tortoise Sheildbug

Tortoise Sheildbug.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 1/200 F8.  Flash from 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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