Insects with the Sigma lens

Whilst traversing between the hides at Blashford Lakes the other week capturing the feathered variety of wildlife I also came across several different types of insects, and as I was not carrying a dedicated macro lens all of these have been taken using my Sigma 50-500 lens.

The first is my first decent photo of a Brown Hawker dragonfly (Aeshna grandis).

Brown Hawker
Brown Hawker

There was another type of dragonfly sighted and photographed, this Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) laying eggs in one of the Lakes.

Female Emperor Dragonfly laying eggs
Female Emperor Dragonfly laying eggs

There were also, as usual with this location, lots of damselflies including these mating Common Blue Damselflies (Enallagma cyathigerum).

Mating Common Blue Damselflies
Mating Common Blue Damselflies

The other winged variety of insects abound were butterflies.

Here is a pair of mating Gatekeepers (Pyronia tithonus)

Mating Gatekeepers
Mating Gatekeepers

A Small Copper (Lycaena phlaeas).

Small Copper
Small Copper

which had company on occasion.

Small Copper, Bee & a Beetle
Small Copper, Bee & a Beetle

and I managed to photographed one other type of butterfly, this Small Blue (Cupido minimus).

Small Blue
Small Blue

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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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