By my pond i have a Choisia tenata shrub, which gets all the morning sun and the yellow leaves really attract the bugs Yay
First subject was a shield bug
and at higher magnification , the mpe-65 gives a magnification of between x1 - x5 life size
I also spotted three species of miner bee visiting the shrub but just could not get a shot of one!
But a nice tiny cranefly was obliging, this one was about 15 mm maximum length! shot at x5 mag and cropped!!!!!!
I found a few ladybirds also
and my best bug shot of the day, a Fly lol. i am definitely rusty, will take a few sessions to get back to normal standard haha.
and another shield bug :)
I finished of with a high mag 14 frames focus stack of the centre of a pansy flower!
So, the macro season has started at last, it is going to be a very busy season :D
but have a lot more birding trips to do before hand :)
all shot with canon 5d2 and mpe-65 macro lens handheld