A Mixed Bag

Here is a mixed bag of macro subjects taken over this bank holiday weekend at Blashford Lakes, including bugs, flies, ants and crickets. It starts off with some more Damselfly head shots, the first though is a little different and might not be to everyone’s taste.

Topaz Glow and the blazing neon filter was used to create this effect.

Glow Damselfly
Glow Damselfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11

Yellow Dream Damselfly
Yellow Dream Damselfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11

Toothy
Toothy

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11

The next in the macro assortment is a Plant bug profile shot.

Plant Bug profile
Plant Bug profile

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F5.6

Here is a couple of the Speckled bush cricket (Leptophyes punctatissima).

The adventurer
The adventurer

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F5.6

Speckled bush cricket
Speckled bush cricket

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F5.6

The Red Ant (Myrmica). Head shot and side shot.

Red Ant Head Shot
Red Ant Head Shot

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11. Image cropped

Red Ant side on
Red Ant side on

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11

A Sawfly

A Sawfly
A Sawfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11

A Caddisfly (Trichoptera)

A Caddisfly
A Caddisfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11

and a Hoverfly.

A Hoverfly
A Hoverfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Olympus 25mm extension tube + Zuiko Olympus 80mm Macro F4 lens at F11. Slight crop

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Pete

I have been shooting nature with Olympus digital & Olympus OM camera gear on film since 2004

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