Monday, 27 April 2015
A couple of weeks ago, in a moment of sheer indulgence, I became the proud owner of a new ‘toy’…
…and I’ve been practising my flashing ever since…er?..let’s move on!
After confusing myself by reading the book of words that came with it I decided that the best way to get to know how it works was to start taking photos.
I paired it up with my 100mm macro lens and have been amazed at the results..not perfect yet, but getting there slowly.
Progress so far…a few bugs…
Green Lacewing (Chrysoperla carnea) 15mm long.
Common Shining Woodlouse (Oniscus asellus) 10mm long.
Common Leaf Weevil (Phyllobious pyri) 10mm long. Apparently they come in various hues, this one has a red tinge. The colouration can wear off leaving them almost black.
The one below doesn’t have the red tinge and the black is starting to show through.
The final set of images are of a Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) If you grow lilies this is not a good beetle to find in your garden as both the adult and the larvae chomp on the leaves and flower buds from April to August and are classed as a serious garden pest. They grow from about 6 to 8mm long. They do look pretty though!!
What’s happening here?
Still a work in progress but I’m happy with the results so far.