A very striking image taken today, my best shot of the trip I reckon. Just grabbed a few shots on the way by these plants and manged to get this shot...
Monday, 24 May 2010
Thursday, 20 May 2010
Image here of some galls I noticed on a Willow tree. These stuctures are made by various insect, perhaps a Wasp or Weevil species. The larvae live inside these structures parasitically living off the plant in some cases. Eventually the adult insect is formed inside and bores a hole in the structure to escape it...
Tuesday, 18 May 2010
Thursday, 13 May 2010
Whilst working with the willow tree blossoms themselves I started to notice that they in turn had attracted the attention of a fairly large species of Ant. The ants were busy collecting the nectar and presumably pollenating the willows themselves in return. My first insect images these, a thoroughly enjoy able exercise. Particularily happy with the top image in this post...
Leaves in Bud
A few shot here with the Sigma 150mm Macro, the first taken with the lens. Have a long way to go with this lens, first impressions are good, really sharp images. The narrow depth of field makes for very interesting shots, pin sharp focal point with nice soft backgrounds. More to follow over the summer.