Macro compilation II

Another weekend gone, and another weekend spent shooting insect macro photo’s at Blashford Lakes nature reserve. Hence the title macro compilation II, though not so many images in this post compared to the last.

Without further ado on to the best shots from the 2 days starting with finding and photographing for my very first time a Southern Wood Queen Ant (Formica rufa).

Southern Wood Queen Ant
Southern Wood Queen Ant

I deliberately processed this next one with more shadow to make it appear darker, and titled it Dark Queen.

Dark Queen
Dark Queen

There were lots of other winged insects about including a solitary bee, Land Caddis fly (Enoicyla pusilla), a flesh-fly (Sarcophaga carnaria), and a yet to be identifed green eyed possible wasp.

Solitary
Solitary
Land Caddis
Land Caddis
Mouth and eyes
Mouth and eyes
Green Eye
Green Eye

The last photo of the post is of a pair of mating Cionus hortulanus weevils.

Giddyup!
Giddyup!

Pete

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

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