Langford Lakes

These macro photos were taken on a walk around Langford Lakes ( Wiltshire Wildlife Trust nature reserve).  There were lots of damselflies about and a good selection of bloody-nosed beetles on the nettles and bank side vegetation.  As well of these lots of bees actively flying and of course spiders and flies, so there was a lot to choose what to photograph.  The first victim of my lens, was a shot of a dung fly, with its dinner.

Dung Fly and Prey
Dung Fly and Prey

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

Then the only shot in this set taken in natural light.

Common Blue Damselfly
Common Blue Damselfly

Common Blue Damselfly.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens. F6.3 1/160 ISO 400 in Natural Light.

Then a head on pose of a bloody-nosed beetle.

Bloody-nosed Beetle
Bloody-nosed Beetle

Bloody-nosed Beetle.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens. F11 1/200 ISO 400.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Finally some shots of what I believe is a Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle.

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle - Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle – Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle – Agapanthia villosoviridescens.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens. F8 1/200 ISO 400.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle - Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle – Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle – Agapanthia villosoviridescens.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens. F11 1/200 ISO 400.  Flash from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle - Agapanthia villosoviridescens
Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle – Agapanthia villosoviridescens

Golden-bloomed Grey Longhorn Beetle – Agapanthia villosoviridescens.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens. F11 1/200 ISO 400.  Flash from Canon 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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