Macro mixture

Here is mixture of macro photo’s from two locations, starting with a couple from Sopley Common and then the remainder from Blashford Lakes nature reserve.

The first, is my first Heath Tiger Beetle (Cicindela sylvatica), a member of the Ground Beetle (Carabidae) family.

Heath Tiger Beetle
Heath Tiger Beetle

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4. Image Cropped

The last one from Sopley Common is a Small Blue butterfly (Cupido minimus).

Small Blue butterfly
Small Blue butterfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4.

Now on to the ones from Blashford Lakes nature reserve.

A Male Southern Hawker dragonfly (Aeshna cyanea).

Male Southern Hawker
Male Southern Hawker

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F5.6. 

It hanged around long enough for a 3 image head shot stack at F2.8.

Male Southern Hawker head shot - 3 images stacked
Male Southern Hawker head shot – 3 images stacked

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F2.8.

Next is this Male Common Blue Damselfly (Enallagma cyathigerum) enjoying a snack.

Male Common Blue Damselfly
Male Common Blue Damselfly

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4

and finally a Common Wasp (Vespula vulgaris).

Common Wasp
Common Wasp

Olympus OM-D EM-5 DSLR & Zuiko Olympus 90mm Macro F2 lens at F4. Image cropped

Sopley Common location

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Blashford Lakes nature reserve location

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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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