Today’s lovely macro photos come from reader Mark Jones, who says he took them within a few miles of his home in West Sussex. Mark’s IDs are indented.
A few macro photos I’ve made on lockdown walks. For the photographic nerds, the equipment used was mostly a vintage Tamron 90mm f2.8 lens on a Fuji X-H1, all naturally lit, processed in Lightroom, with a few tweaks in Photoshop.
A small copper butterfly (Lycaena phlaeas).
A woodland spider (Metellina segmentata). This one was about 5mm long.
A small skipper butterfly (Thymelicus sylvestris).
A small heath butterfly (Coenonympha pamphilus).
A harvestman (Phalangium opilio). We used to call these daddy long legs, and I seem to remember a lot more of them about when I was a kid, or maybe I just frequented dark damp places more often when I was youngo
A forest bug (Pentatoma rufipes) on a blackthorn bush (Prunus spinosa).
A white-legged damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes).
A marbled (black and) white butterfly (Melanargia galathea).
A banded demoiselle damselfly (Calopteryx splendens).
A common blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus).