Here’s a selection of macro images of things with wings. Finally I managed to see and photograph some damselflies and a butterfly last weekend at Blashford Lakes Nature Reserve.
This is the butterfly, a Red Admiral. Firstly from a short distance using the Canon 100mm macro lens.
And up close and personal using the Canon 65mm MPE Lens @ 1:1
The damselflies are just starting to appear there – with small numbers of Azure and Blue-tails about. Here are shots of the two species.
I was also fortunate to get an Azure close up on a stem on my Canon MPE-65mm lens at around 2x magnification.
First with no background card.
Then with a purple card in the background.
This last one, I took in landscape orientation and then used Photoshop to crop it to a portrait (5:7)