All the Small Things

Having been visiting Blashford Lakes recently with the MPE-65mm, I have built up quite a collection of images, that I am slowly getting ready to publish.  This set of images features a variety of some of the small insects that I taken there in the past few weeks.

First up a tiny Bee that was having fun getting nectar in a small yellow dandelion flower.  This bee was about 1cm long at the most.

Bee in Dandelion
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Bee in Dandelion

It stayed in this position and I was able to get a two shot handheld stack of it.  Stacked in Helicon Focus.

Small Bee - 2 Images Stacked in Helicon Focus
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Small Bee – 2 Images Stacked in Helicon Focus

It the seemed to want to scratch an itch.

Itchy Scratch
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/8, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Itchy Scratch

Before popping up to say hello…

Hello!
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Hello!

Not all the insects were apparently please to be photographed though – especially this micro moth.

Angry Moth
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Angry Moth

And some did not seem to notice, as they were otherwise engaged.

Mating Funky Flies
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Mating Funky Flies

Whereas others just wandered about, till the leaves ran out.

Bug on Nettle Leaf
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Bug on Nettle Leaf

And some just lazed about.

Sawfly
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Sawfly
Harvestman
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Harvestman

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