Out on the Heath

A couple of days off, and on the first the weather was warm, windy and a bit overcast.  Having visited Ramsdown at the weekend and seeing some Odonata about, I decided to try again there.  Unfortunately, the visit did not prove fruitful for dragonflies, I only saw one chaser on the wing.  However having spotted a sawfly larvae for the first time at Blashford, I saw lots of what I think are Alder Sawfly larvae about.  These were all I took at Ramsdown, deciding to try my luck across the road at Sopley Heath instead.

Sawfly Larvae
Sawfly Larvae

Sawfly Larvae.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5 1/320.  Natural Light.

Sawfly Larvae (2)
Sawfly Larvae (2)

Sawfly Larvae (2).  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5 1/125.  Natural Light.

Sawfly Larvae - Geronimo!
Sawfly Larvae – Geronimo!

Sawfly Larvae – Geronimo!  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5 1/400.  Natural Light.

The visit to Sopley, saw a further dearth of dragonflies, although there were a couple of common blue damseflies about, the best subject that I found was a nicely posing Silver-studded Blue Butterfly.  The two shots below are my favourite shots of it.

Silver-studded Blue (portrait)
Silver-studded Blue (portrait)

Silver-studded Blue (portrait).  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F5.6 1/200.  Natural Light.

Silver-studded Blue
Silver-studded Blue

Silver-studded Blue.  Taken on Canon 650D with Canon 100mm F2.8 USM Macro Lens.  ISO 400 F6.3 1/100.  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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