As I catch up further on a fairly large backlog of macro photos, here is a fairly image heavy post from a trip to the river banks at White Mill, near Wimborne from the 13th May this year.
I go there mainly to try to get Solitary bees, but on this visit I only managed to find one bee that would pose – probably due to the warm weather making them more active than normal. This bee was on a buttercup and what follows is a series of photos of it resting and walking on the flower.
Whilst I did not find many co-operative bees, I did find a couple of co-operative Yellow Dung Flies. The first even allowing me to place a gold glitter card behind it ( like the bees above), and take a 2 shot stack of it.
Another couple I found on some leaves and took them at an angle to emphasis their heads.
Being May – there were some Mayflies about – first this small one.
Then a large variety of them.
Another fly often eaten by fish was this Caddis fly
As well as insects – there were some flowers in the field. These were nicely isolated examples.
Finally I took my first butterflies of the year – hence me keeping some more scruffy examples than normal.
All images taken on Canon 5D Mark IV, with either Canon MPE-65mm Macro Lens or Canon 100mm USM F2.8 Macro Lens. Flash used on most from my Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.