Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Dragonflies & Macro Mere Sands.

Great evening to be out and about around Mere Sands.

Plenty of dragonflies and butterflies around, I focused on the dragonflies.

Hope you like the pics:

Thankfully this one had caught a fly and stayed still for a while eating it.

 Final two shots are Macro using the reverse lense mentioned in the previous post.

This dragonfly somehow looks really happy about something!

The last photo was some kind of jumping spider approx 5mm across, you couldn't see the blue dot on its back I only found that out when editing the photo  (3 images stacked).

I'm not great on the ID of the Dragonflies or the spider, so please feel free to comment and I will add the captions / ID's to the photos.

Cheers, Mike.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

Bit of macro

Here are a few practice shots from yesterday.

I'm using a reverse lense adapter setup as shown in the 1st image.

The red string at the end of the lense is just to hold the shutter open.

This is the plant where I took the pics of the bee, its a Budlia in my garden.

Hopefully more photos to come as I get more practice.


Monday, 23 February 2015

Garden visitors

Just a few shots from the weekend.

We recently had two Goldcrest visit the garden, they have been coming and going during the week, so this weekend I spent most of Saturday waiting for them to come back, typically no show.

During the wait we had a number of different common garden visitors, here are a couple of pics.

Great tit first, enjoying my sunflower hearts:

Secondly a Song Thrush:

Bit noisy, but hope for better light next weekend.

Hope you liked the pics.