arriving early ish , for me anyhow! i walk out onto the mosses to have a look to see if any Hairstreaks are in the usual places.
on the way i am constantly looking for any other bugs to photograph and have just found a "March fly" a bit late as usual lol
i have used iso 400 to allow more background light into the exposure,using the flash to freeze the fly for sharp detail ,this gives a more natural image.
arriving at the crossroads area i soon spot what I'm looking for, a Green Hairstreak.
They are being very flighty and not settling for very long, also a bit out of reach :(
a beautifully perched Dungfly , using same method as in previous image
At last i have managed a Hairstreak shot, not great but ok. natural light only for this shot
Moving on now and heading off the mosses towards the canal. as i get near the towpath a holly blue flys past but doesn't settle :( a Nursery web spider gets a quick shot though............
onto the next Hairstreak hot spot but cant seen many flying here on the edge of the mosses.
just managed to bag this Hairstreak shot , a bit lucky!
There have been a few Orange tips flying along the canal towpath and this one looks great as a wide angle image.
A Portrait of a Shield bug with Mpe-65 macro lens
and a golden Dungfly to finish of the day