Monday, 6 August 2012 your face

Common Darter on Castle Bridge, Castle Eden Dene.
Here's looking at you, kid

Monday, 28 May 2012

Two-banded Longhorn beetle.

The most common Longhorn beetle in Europe, the name coming from the two yellow bands on each wing case. All of the Longhorns lay their eggs in coniferous dead  wood in deep bored tunnels  taking two years to pupate.
f 2.8, 1/1600sec, ISO 100
f 2.8, 1/2000sec, ISO 100

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Four-spot Chaser, Weetslade

What a fantastic Dragonfly to start off my new blog which features images taken mainly on my 100mm Canon EF f2.8 Macro lens. This stunner captured at Weetslade Country Park on the edge of Newcastle and is my first Dragonfly of the year. Also on view were Blue-tailed and Common Blue Damselflies but no did not manage any images of these species.
f 16, 1/30 sec, ISO 100.