Tuesday, 19 June 2012


A couple of silhouettes taken earlier this year.


And a Great-crested Grebe
My 200-400 is being repaired at the moment, so apart from some macro I haven't done much photography recently. This should change when it comes back though!

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Friday, 15 June 2012

Some more macro

A few more macro shots this time. First up is a Bumblebee feeding on flowering thyme. I wanted to get the Bee on the thyme with a nice purple foreground and background, so am quite pleased with this one. The bright yellow of the bee stands out very nicely as well!

This Blue-tailed Damselfly was sitting on a fence panel, so allowed a very close approach.
And lastly, a Weevil perched on top of a grass stem. The wind was rather strong when I was taking this so I had to take over a hundred shots to make sure that I got some sharp ones!
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Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Macro season!

Exams are finished now, so I should have a bit more time to get out with the camera. I'm going to Skomer at the beginning of July, before I'm off to Sicily on holiday a short while after that. I'm particularly looking forward to Skomer as I'm staying overnight, so am hoping for some nice light in the mornings and evenings, and then some rain during the middle of the day; not too much to ask for!

Damselflies are out in force at the moment, and so seeing that the forecast was for cold temperatures and overcast skies, I headed out yesterday to see if I could find some. I was just setting up for one when another one landed in front of me with prey, so I quickly changed subject! One problem I had with photographing these from very close is that because the width of their head is relatively large due to their eyes, it is difficult to get everything in focus, especially when there is a slight breeze blowing!

Here's another which is a bit closer:

The subject is a teneral Blue-tailed Damselfly I believe.

On the way back to the car, I spotted this Soldier Beetle (I think) clambering up a grass stem:
 The forecast doesn't look good for the next few days, and I'm back at school on Monday (although only until June 29!) so it looks like I won't get much more photography done this week.

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