Wednesday, 7 August 2013


Just a small selection of  'up close' images...

Chalkhill Blue (lysandra coridon)

Ringlet (aphantopus hyperantus)

Common Blue Damselfly (enallagma cyathigerum)

Ruddy Darter (sympetrum sanguineum)


Margaret Adamson said...

HI Trevor Wow! and another Wow! These are absolutely fabulous close up photos. I love them all but the head on Blue Damselfly is awesome.

holdingmoments said...

Yup, that's close.
I love the antenna detail in the first.

grammie g said...

Hi Trevor...My first post visit of the day and it gave me the a good laugh!!
Well at least I think they are
funny :}}}!
Awesome close up's!!
I especially like the blue face on, and your last fella needs a shave, his stubble is showing!!
You just can't help but think about those crazy horror movies where the giant Dragon fly takes over the city!!

Love this post!!

ADRIAN said...

Bloody hell Trevor I go up a gear and you go six in front. Own up now. I'm feeling suicidal...Have you been a cropping?
Absolutely perfect are these. Something for me to aspire to.

The Herald said...

Margaret, thank you...[;o)

Cheers Keith...[;o)

Hi Grace... Thank you. I'm glad they made you laugh, it's a good way to start the day!
I guess the bearded one might have been out on the tiles all night!!
Keep looking over your never know!![;o)

Sorry about that Adrian, I didn't mean to upset your state of mind!
Yeh, they're all cropped to varying degrees. All taken with the 100mm macro (+ 1.6 crop factor) hand held at it's minimum focusing distance (about a foot, with the subject about 2" in front of the lens hood!) with a lot of crawling on hands and knees and, I must say, a certain amount of stealth on my part!!...[;o)

ADRIAN said...

I'll give you Hand Held. I'll hand hold mine..I'm spitting midges here. Brilliant they are Trevor and at least you know what you are aiming at.

Roy Norris said...

Brilliant images Trevor.
The Common Blue Damselfly looks a bit like Keith.{:))

The Herald said...

Adrian, I can't be fussed with all that tripod setting up malarky!! (strangely though, I do use one for photographing fungi! weird because they are about the only thing that's not going to run or fly away!!)
You can keep the's thunder flies here!
Most times I have to wait till I get home to see what I've taken pictures of and then the delete button works overtime!...[;o)

The Herald said...

Thanks Roy. Well? now you come to mention it!!...[;o)

Bob Bushell said...

You sure did it, close up. Beautiful images Trevor.


Trevor, very well done, i had a go at macro today with butterfly as the subject, what sort of f/stop and shutter speed did you use. 135 OF MY SNAPS WENT IN THE BIN.


douglas mcfarlane said...

Absoultue stunning details on them close ups Trevor. The common blue damselfly is scaring me though, wherever I walk to in my room it's eyes are following me :)

The Herald said...

Thanks Bob...[;o)

Thank you Peter. The camera was set on AV and auto ISO..f/stop varied from f8 to f11 and the resulting shutter speeds of between 1/125sec to 1/500sec Hope this helps?...good luck!...[;o)

Thanks Douglas...I hope you can sleep?!...[;o)

Maria said...

This is impressive Trevor! What sharpness and detail!

The Herald said...

Thanks Maria...[;o)