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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Cool shot have you tried lifting the shadows more
Could give it a go, I liked the sinister look of the blackness!
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I think it is just right as it is.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Blue Featherleg or White-legged Damselfly Platycnemis pennipes

In the UK it occurs only in the south. It is our only Featherleg species. I think these are all immature females. I am not an expert and am open to correction.

This is the first of the species I photographed, during a couple of hours, on my first visit to a local nature reserve which is said to have the most species of dragonflies and damselfly in the county. It is the BBWOT Decoy Heath. The dragons had to be taken with a focal length of 400mm but the damsels were mostly on shrubs (Gorse, Willow?), Heather) where I could use my goto setup.

The stereos are crosseye.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Olympus 4/3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 50mm f2 macro, f8 and f11, hand-held.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Azure Bluet or Azure Damselfly

This is the second of the species I photographed, during a couple of hours, on my first visit to a local nature reserve which is said to have the most species of dragonflies and damselfly in the county. It is the BBWOT Decoy Heath.

This species (Coenagrion puella) is quite similar to the Variable Blue or Variable Damselfly C.pulchellum. Not all identification characters are clearly visible in the images.

Olympus EM-1 (aperture priority), Panasonic 100 - 400mm Leica DG Vario-Elmar at 180mm 1/200 and 1/320 at f9, hand held.

The stereo is crosseye. (I had to scrap my first selection as the male had moved one leg, as in the single frame image, between frames. The two images were not shot as a stereo pair and they both had to be cropped significantly).

The web is probably of the Nursery Web spider Pisaura mirabilis.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Cranefly Tipula lunulata Male

This cranefly was framed on all sides by grass and it was quite deep in the vegetation. There was no way I could get the tips of the legs in the frame but it looked like, and turned out to be, a new species for my image files.

The stereo is crosseye.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Here are some shots from recent macro safaris

A small wasp on a honeysuckle flower

Small wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr

small wasp ovipositing 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A bluebottle

Bluebottle by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A small fly eating a really small springtail

Fly eating springtail by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A leafhopper

Leaf hopper 1 by Alf Branch, on Flickr

Leaf hopper 2 by Alf Branch, on Flickr
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A tiny parasitic wasp

Tiny parasitic wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A larger wasp but small

Wasp by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A Cleg which were following me around

Cleg by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A male scorpion fly

Male scorpion fly by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A green spider with a soldier beetle as prey

Spider eating by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A six legged spider out on the water that was being hassled by the backswimmer water boatman

Spider on water by Alf Branch, on Flickr

A backswimmer water boatman

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A small wasp on a honeysuckle flower
Probably Arge sp.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

First in a lifetime: A Marbled White in a suburban garden.

I couldn't believe what I was seeing in our garden yesterday. It looked like a marbled White fly up our garden path. It settled and opened its wings, removing all doubt.

I grabbed my camera and got one shot of it on the ground but with wings closed. I wanted proof!

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Well caught. I have never knowingly seen one.....
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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Common Groundhopper Tetrix undulata

I was at the Decoy Heath reserve again, to photograph damsels when I found some leaf-eating beetles. While I was photographing them I noticed a "bug" a on the (upward pointing) underside of a leaf. It was close to ground so I had to lie on my side.

Only when I saw the rear legs move did I realise that it was some kind of grasshopper. It was tiny and I shot it at about 1:1.

I had never seen this species before, at least not close up. It is a common species in habitats such as heathland, where I found it.

I think it is is a male. The thickly plated appearance of its cuticle is surprising.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Large Skipper Male Through 400mm

This was at Decoy Heath.

All shots were from about the same position and at 400mm FL. The single frames have been cropped variously, mainly to exclude highlights from pale background twigs, etc.. The first image is at just above the original magnification. The stereos are as cropped by the special software.

I find this species in our garden, always a a lone male. Once more, it was a lone male.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

Eyes: Ringlet

This species is resident in our garden in June and July, usually two of them. They are usually difficult to approach.

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Re: Communal Dragonfly, Butterfly and Insect photo thread

A few from Barton last night along with Mark...

All using the 300f4 an MC20, light was fading...







Is this a female Brimstone?



This minuscule chappie kept diving down into the grass, camera shy.











There were several types of bee including this white striped one - which I've not seen before.



Mating on the wing - sounded painful as all you could hear was the clattering of wings together... looks uncomfortable too!



I've included this one as I was amazed the camera picked out the subject against such a cluttered and close background!

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