Mixed Macro Shots Update

Here’s a quick update of some interesting little beasties found at Blashford Lakes, and a Dragon and Damselfly shot from Otmoor RSPB Reserve.

The Blashford images were taken on the Canon MPE-65mm with flash provided by the 270ex flash.

Firstly some tiny tiny weevils – mating Neydus quadrimaculatus – which are about 3mm in size.

Ride 'em Cowboy!
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Ride ’em Cowboy!

A mosquito waits to pounce…

The Mosquito Waits...
Canon EOS 650D (65mm, f/9, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
The Mosquito Waits…

This next one is three shots – two to give a panorama width, the third to add detail to the head in the form of a stack

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

Next up the photographs from a visit to Otmoor RSPB Nature reserve,  last weekend, with just the Canon 100mm lens – no flash.

This little damselfly, landed on my tee shirt, with it’s lunch.  Even staying around when I walked down the path.  These shots were taken with it on my brothers hand.

I tell you it's tasty!
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/320 sec, ISO400)
I tell you it’s tasty!
All gone, lick chops.
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/6.3, 1/500 sec, ISO400)
All gone, lick chops.

Whilst later on I found a resting Broad-bodied Chaser, taking the wings

Broad-bodied Chaser
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Broad-bodied Chaser

And then a close up with the 100mm.

Happy Days
Canon EOS 650D (100mm, f/7.1, 1/250 sec, ISO400)
Happy Days


I've been taking macro photography from 2004. I use both Canon film and digital cameras.

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