Flies, a Spider and the small things on a waterbutt lake

A mixed bag of macro photos in this post, from several locations.

Firstly two types of Beefly taken at High Wood, near Bradbury Rings.

First Bombylius discolur or the Dotted Bee-fly

Dotted Bee-fly (Bombylius discolor)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Dotted Bee-fly (Bombylius discolor)

Then Bombylius major firstly posing on a tree at, before taking off as I fired the flash a second time.

Beefly (Bombylius major)
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Beefly (Bombylius major)
Lift Off
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Lift Off

And then a close look at 3x Magnification at its eyes when it relanded.

Beefly Eyes
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Beefly Eyes

Also while there I spotted this mountaineering spider on my mat.

Climbing the threads
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Climbing the threads

Then onto location number 2 – Blashford Lakes, where I found this St Mark’s Fly on some nettles.

St Mark's Fly
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
St Mark’s Fly

Then in the backgarden, the waterbutt had what to some small creatures must resemble as small lake.  I’m not sure what this ant was doing – or even if it was alive.

Drinking Ant ?
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
Drinking Ant ?

Whereas the tiny water walking springtails were definitely alive and wandering about.  This image is a composite of 3 seperate shots.

The Three Amigos
Canon EOS 5D Mark IV (65mm, f/11, 1/200 sec, ISO200)
The Three Amigos

All images were taken on my Canon 5d MkIV, Canon MPE-65mm lens with Canon MT-24ex Twin Flash.

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