Garston Woods Insects

These insect macros were taken over the early May bank holiday at Garston Woods.  I took these shots all on the Canon MPE-65mm, with yet another diffuser set up.  I promise to shortly put some findings and images of these up.

The weather was fairly warm and that meant there were quite a few insects about, and some very active ones at that.

Firstly, I took this Weevil, which closely resembles the previous nut weevil that I took there.  As yet I have not properly Id’d it.

 

Weevil
Weevil

Weevil ( possible Acorn Weevil).  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 200 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash, with Vellum Diffuser.

Then this hoverfly, covered in pollen allowed me to get up close and personal.  This shot, processed with Topaz Adjust for a bit of extra grittiness (Spicify Preset) is around abouts 3x magnification.

Hoverfly Headshot (about 3x Magnification) - Topaz Adjusted.
Hoverfly Headshot (about 3x Magnification) – Topaz Adjusted.

Hoverfly Headshot (about 3x Magnification) – Topaz Adjusted.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 200 F11 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash, with Vellum Diffuser.

And for those interested – here is what it looked like before the Topaz Adjust.

Hoverfly before Topaz Adjust
Hoverfly before Topaz Adjust

Lastly a couple of insects, in and on the bluebells – first of all the tail end of an earwig.

Spot the Earwig
Spot the Earwig

Spot the Earwig. Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 200 F11 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash, with Vellum Diffuser.

And then finally a tiny beetle on a bluebell flower.

Beetle at 3x Magnification on Bluebell
Beetle at 3x Magnification on Bluebell

Beetle at 3x Magnification on Bluebell.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon MPE-65mm lens.  ISO 200 F11 1/200.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Macro Flash, with Vellum Diffuser.

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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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