Today I'm going on a bug hunt to Prees Heath in Shropshire , i have been looking for Essex Skippers and they have been seen here at this site. the weather forecast is not too bad , but when i arrive its very dull and overcast with rain threatening i fear :)
I have found a small Tachinid fly , shot against deep shade.
Ladybird time , there are loads of them , mostly too active to shoot. but this one was moving slow enough to place the plant seedpod on the ground to be able to shoot with the mpe-65 macro lens :)
A Nicely lit Bumble bee , natural light shot with 100mm L macro lens
Beetle time now , loads of these mooching around ragwort flowers.
I have found the Skippers , its windy and starting to rain now , difficult to get a good look to see the underside of the antennae to confirm id as Essex.
Essex Skipper showing the tell tale dark underside of the antennae :) YAY!
A long legged stilt fly , i think lol
Down in the ditch that runs alongside the busy main road i have spotted a few large Hoverflies , its now very windy and these are not too sharp , but an attractive species :)
Another Bumble Bee species , shot with flash this time as too windy to shoot with natural light , of which there isnt any now LOL
A Teneral Common Darter Dragonfly :)
I have given up now and re-treated to the car as its chucking it down with fine rain. As i drive home the sun comes out again , but it still looks black behind me where i was. Tonight i will hope fully shoot the sunset on the beach at Meols.