Tag Archives: macro photography

beetles and butterflies at Carlton Marsh, Barnsley

I was out photographing beetles and butterflies at Carlton Marsh LNR today with my friends from the Wakefield Naturalists’ Society. This was one of our monthly summer field meetings and it was the first time we’d visited this reserve as a group, though I’ve been there many times before. Having many pairs of eyes made…

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White-legged damselfy | club-tailed dragonfly | macro photography

Macro photography: White-legged damselfly but no club-tailed dragonfly! Today we made a long journey down to the River Severn in Shropshire to try and catch up with the very scarce and elusive club-tailed dragonfly. Unfortunately, it was not to be and we couldn’t find them anywhere despite teaming up with another dragonfly chaser and trying…

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Macro photography | Photographing moths | Angle shades moth

I really enjoy macro photography so when an opportunity like this angle shades comes along, it gives me a great excuse for breaking off from the commercial edits to take a few shots. I was just stepping into the house when I noticed this angle shades roosting on the garden wall. He was quite out…

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Macro photography: Hawthorn Shield Bug

I came across this adult hawthorn shield bug (Acanthosoma haemorrhoidale) in the garden today and it proved to be a good subject for a bit of macro photography. I really enjoy photographing objects in close-up detail because it gives a completely different view, but insects simply are some of the best subjects for close-up  work as…

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Yorkshire butterflies: Dark green fritillary

Yorkshire butterflies seem to have done very well over the past couple of years and none more so than dark green fritillary which is continuing to expand it’s range in the county. I caught up with these butterflies again today at Brockadale where I had been led to believe they were just about over. Yes…

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