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I wish I had my macro lens today

We have been away for a couple of days visiting my Sister in Norwich. I assumed that since she lives in a city the last thing I would need would be my macro kit so I only took my standard ‘takumar kit‘ with me. Unfortunately it turned out I was wrong as we went for a walk into the woods by her house and discovered there is a nature park next to the woods and a whole collection of small insects which I would have photographed if I’d brought my macro lens kit with me.

I managed to grab some low quality shots with the only semi-macro lens I had with me, a soligor c/d 28mm and I’ve vowed that when we next come I’ll bring the whole kit.

Unfortunately I didn’t manage to get a shot of a very interesting blue mayfly with black wings which was flying around in abundance – oh well, next time.


I’m a software developer by profession but I’ve been taking pictures since I was about 8 years old. In that time I’ve owned cameras of all types and sizes from 120 roll film thro’ 35mm to my current Pentax K-5, Ricoh GXR + P10/S10/A12 28mm/A12 50mm, Canon S95 and recently acquired Sony NEX 6.


  1. The scorpion fly is my favourite!

    1. Thanks Victor. I think the one I like most is the unknown one – it had very long antenna and we couldn’t work out what it was.

  2. awesome photos 🙂

    1. Well thanks for saying Isabela

  3. Alway should have a macro lens available, bugs are everywhere. Great picture though…

    1. So true – so true

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