I found this poor Dragon Fly on my doormat this morning, blown in or sheltering from the storms of yesterday. He was barely alive, but I put it on a Hydrangea to take a photo, and after a few minutes it flew away…..
I spent quite some time trying to take a good shot of the Vine Leaf Moth larvae, but this was the best I could do. They have very fine hairs on their bodies, which move constantly – the light was poor, and even with a very fast shutter speed there was movement as you can see, and good depth of field was impossible for the same reasons. I should have used some fill in flash. None the less……here it is in all its spots and stripes and colour.