Pollination

For the past week or so our ceanothus bush has been a-buzz with flying insects, including this large black beetle.

Nice to use a little selective colour for a change too.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything That Flies

Macro Moments: Week 6

With an open topic for this week’s Macro Moments Challenge, I’ve chosen this image of a dragonfly feasting on a stem of tiger grass by our pond. Note the delicacy of the lace structure of the wings; there’s also some wear and tear on a couple of the blue plates that cover the abdomen.

Dragonfly

Nikon D800, 70-200mm f2.8 lens at 200mm. 1/250 at f8, ISO400. Cropped and adjusted in Lightroom.

Macro Moments: Week 6

Dragonflies

The hot weather yesterday really brought out the dragonflies around our pond…

Butterflies on Buddleia

An hour or so on a sunny afternoon, loitering with intent around the buddleia (well named as the ‘butterfly bush’) produced these images: