Wednesday 29 June 2011

June round-up of images

June has been an annoying month, mainly because the weather has not been favourable, but also because my macro lens stopped working.  Just at the wrong time.  Nikon informed me there was condensation inside the lens which had stopped the motor working, no wonder I guess in the monsoon-like conditions we get in our summer.  So the images below have been taken with Kate's 105 macro, a borrowed 60mm macro and my 300mm f/2.8.

They are a bit of a mixed bag, something for eveyone I guess:

Spotted Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid in Somerset


Marsh Cinqfoil at Goss Moor

Fly in macro on a twisted blade of grass (one of my favourites this Spring).

Frog at Windmill Farm, Lizard

Small Skipper in Kent

Marbled White in Somerset

Common Blue

Silver-studded Blue in Cornwall

Silver-studded Blues at dusk, just prior to roost, all females.

Silver-studded Blues resting on Spotted Orchid, Cornwall


  1. Great series Steve,outstanding Macro Photography.

  2. Lovley shots Steve, and a very interesting post on the Large Blue.