Posts tagged “macro-photography


Migrant Hawker


Seeds of Hope



Fade In



Divine Intervention



Territorial Defense

~just trying~ 012

Into the Labyrinth…

In the Lanes 157

In the Lanes (macro) 026

In the Lanes (macro) 001

In the Lanes (macro) 031

In the Lanes (macro) 050

A Change Of Focus

Superfly (macro) 020

This year so far I have been more focused on bird photography although I still keep a watchful eye on the invertebrate activity even though I do find it difficult to multi-task as my eyes and ears are primarily tuned in to the birdlife…

Being a bit of a novice concerning dragonflies, I believe this specimen to be a female Black-tailed Skimmer…



Waiting for the Sun

Warming Up (Macro) 040


Inside & Out

Autumn Moth 012

Autumnal Appearances

Underwater Love 115

Nothing Ventured... ;) 057

Frogs & the Blue Forest 063

Nothing Ventured... ;) 053





Life in a Painting


Bug Rescue =) 081

They are little creatures, these insects…that’s why I’ve got to get right down there with them in the dirt…sometimes it helps to actually lay down. 😉

This was the case with this ladybird…I was laying down on the track next to this group of flowers… originally I was attracted to this spot by bees and tiny hoverflies when I came across this busy little fellow who didn’t stop moving at all…

Because of the low perspective I am virtually guaranteed a ready made, impressionist, bokeh background every time…

At the end of the day, if I have sore elbows, soggy knees and nettle stings then I know that I must of had a good day! 🙂

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Bug Rescue =) 116

Bug Rescue =) 115


Wet & Dry

Underwater Love 166

The Blue Forest

Frogs & the Blue Forest 068

One thing I really like doing is getting lost in the woods because I always know I will eventually find my way out…

This was my first visit to the Blue Forest and of course I strayed from the main route, lost the way and almost run over an adder for the second time this year….both times I nearly fell off my bike! 😮

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Amphibious Reinstatement

Frogs & the Blue Forest 144

Usually when I approach this small shallow pingo ruin on the edge of the forest I hear a succession of small splashes as the frogs retreat to the safety of the water. This day was no different even though I did try to creep up on them….so I just sat down by the waters edge and waited…

Surely enough, one by one, the frogs gradually began to return until the point that I was surrounded by these amphibians…in the first picture above, this curious frog hopped right up to the lens… 😎

Frogs & the Blue Forest 152


Bug Rescue

Bug Rescue =) 184

While I was observing the aquatic life in the drainage ditch such as pond skaters and various water snails I noticed one individual seemingly having some serious problems in this watery environment…

After finding a stick of suitable length I managed to rescue the unfortunate insect and was pleasantly surprised to discover that it was some kind of Shield Bug, an insect which I haven’t come across for years…

After placing the stick and bug in the sunlight, there was a lot of flapping about to rid the excess water and fortunately the bug made a quick recovery. 🙂

Bug Rescue =) 176

Latticed Heath


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Nothing Ventured... ;) 145


Voyagers’ Hiatus

Equine Overtones 094

Seasonal Deviation

Horsemouth 009

Horsemouth 045

A Cool Sunday 044

Horsemouth 037

A Cool Sunday 025


Amongst the Heather

Mysterious Heath 221

Female of the Species

Mysterious Heath 123

Mysterious Heath 068

Mysterious Heath 154

Mysterious Heath 187

Wear & Tear

Try Again =) 231

At the end of a long, intense morning photographing insects in the baking sun I decided to rest with a sugary drink in preparation for the return journey back to heartical HQ…

Almost immediately this rather ragged looking Ringlet turns up and seems rather attracted to the orange lid on the bottle and then decides to come and sit right next to me…all morning I had been carefully creeping around after shy butterfies and dragonflies which were acutely sensitive and flew away at the slightest of movements… 😉

Try Again =) 252

An Azure Evening

Skippers, Whites and Blues 276

Skippers, Whites and Blues 277

Skippers, Whites and Blues 280

Lady of the Meadow

Vrijburg Blues 193

Vrijburg Blues 180

Vrijburg Blues 200

Vrijburg Blues 192a