Macro Photography

Sunday, August 5th 2012

Twenty four people came to the Macro Photography course run by Richard Witham.   The talk given included tips on how to take good photographs and when we went out into the reserve some of this advice was put into practice.

Taking macro photographs

The weather forecast had been very poor so we were so lucky that it remained sunny, warm and dry all afternoon and consequently there was a lot to see and photograph.

The damselflies were reasonably co-operative and did stay still on the plant stems.


Other invertebrates photographed  included  hairy snails, spiders, butterflies, darters, ladybirds and their larvae.  The plants were not left out and flowers of Blackberry, Meadow Sweet and Angelica were amongst those viewed in close up.

A visit to the wetland fringe proved very popular as the insects were present in large numbers and there were plenty of opportunities for photography.  On leaving, ensuring that the gate was locked, hesitation, as there, perched on the top of the gate was a darter dragonfly, many more photographs were taken of this extra co-operative darter!!

Darter on gate

It eventually tired of all the publicity and flew off allowing us to lock the gate.

 Thank you to Richard for organising the day.

(1) Comments:

JillyW responded on 5th Aug 2012 with...

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The macro photography day was brilliant, Richard’s talk was very interesting and informative and the location was spectacular. It was my first visit to the reserve and I will definitely be returning. Thanks for a great day!


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