I am a little behind in posting up some of my recent macro photos, mainly as the season for insect and flower macro is now in full swing, so have a fair number of macro photos to process & post.
This is a round up of macro insects that don’t fit into a seperate post on their own – but show a small variety of insect life that can be found on the South Coast of England in May.
So without further ado – the images themselves. Firsty a nicely posing Red Admiral.
Then a couple of shots of what I think is a hopper on a fence post.
Now a sight I have not seen, let alone photographed, a common UK black ant carrying a leaf. I have seen a photographed foriegn leaf cutting ants before this is new to me.
Now for an extremely well camoflagued Crab Spider. Not sure if you will quite spot it in the neetle!
And as it’s Spring – then there’s bound to be mating insects – in this shot it’s neetle weevils at it.
I am fairly certain this next image is of a Sawfly, but maybe it could be a Wasp ??
And amid a patch of bluebells – this Speckled Bush Cricket nymph was found posing.
Whilst attempting to hold the leaf to take the shot this little Bee was on, it decided to walk onto my finger, probably to warm up.
And before a trio of Beetle shots – one of the more exotic UK flies – the Scorpion Fly.
I like the pose and angle from below of this fly. Feel it gives a looking over you look. Like a sci-fi monster….
And finally in this round up a Nut Weevil in the Nettles.
Hope you like the various finds – all found at Blashford Lakes Nature reserve in May 2017 & taken on Canon 5D mark IV with Canon MPE-65mm macro lens with lighting from Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash ( diffused ).