Sunday 1 July 2018

New Macro Lens

I've splashed out on a new macro lens - the Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG to be precise. So after a quick play around in the garden yesterday I thought I test it for real at Druridge this morning. As a result very little birding was done in the limited time I had!

It's taking a bit a of getting used to, the depth of field is tiny, even at higher F stops. You only have to move a tiny bit and the subject is out of focus... I do like it though and I'm impressed by the results so far... The only problem now is identifying some of these critters!

Here are today's efforts - click to enlarge.

Not from Druridge but in my garden - Common green bottle fly Lucilia sericata
Marbled Bell moth Eucosma campoliliana - I think it should be called bird shit moth as that what it looks like at first glance - great camouflage 
Bloody cranesbill Geranium sanguineum

Common blue butterfly Polyommatus icarus
Seed head of one of the hawkbit/hawkweed type things - I though it looked nice!
Blue-tailed damselfly Iscnura elegans

Common blue damselfly Enallagma cyathigerum - male
Narrow-bordered five spot burnet moths Zygaena lonicerae emerging from their chrysalis 
Narrow-bordered five spot burnet moth Zygaena lonicerae

Common Restharrow Ononis repens
Cinnabar moth caterpillars 

Marmalade Hoverfly Episyrphus balteatus

Black and red froghopper Cercopis vulnerata - this species seems to be colonising the north-east of England

Small Heath Coenonympha pamphilus
Dark green fritillary Argynnis aglaja - there were at least two on the wing today at Druridge


Conehead54 said...

Nice images. The hoverfly is Episyrphus balteatus; known as the Marmalade Fly.

Ipin said...

Thanks you