Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Tiny wasp under the microscope

Found this dead insect on a windowsill today and popped it under the scope at 40x
I lit it with a household lamp and photographed it with my phone. Very hit and miss!

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Privet Flowers

Privet is a common sight in urban areas as hedging, but how many notice the flowers?
Not only do they look good but they smell good too!
They also produce black fruit that birds enjoy.
Privet is related to the Olive tree but I wouldn't recommend eating those fruits!

Monday, July 7, 2014

Hoverfly on Oak Leaf

He stayed really still while I got up as  close as I could with the macro lens.

Canon 30D + Vivitar 100mm macro lens