Insects

Ascalaphid

Libelloides coccajus Roosting at sunset on the Causse de Gramat.

Prickly Leaf Beetle

Prickly Leaf Beetle Hispa atra These tiny beetles, about 3mm long, can only be appreciated through a lens.

Looking for insects in Winter - Nature Notes

For the insect photographer Winter can be long and depressing, so I often resort to seeking out small invertebrates wherever I can find them. Heavy rain in the week before Christmas brought some flooding to the river, the debris left as a strand line is one good place to look.

Emerald Damselfly

Emerald Damselfly (Lestes sponsa) on a dewy morning. 8th September 2014 Canon EOS 7D. 100mm macro lens, 1/125th second, f/11, ISO 400.