Insects & Plants of the Pyrenees
My final post on my recent trip to the Pyrenees and moving on to the smallest critters and a few of plants that I found particularly photogenic. Macro isn't really my strong point and I really need to get hold of a macro flash set (or build my own with some traditional flashes) but for this trip I actually used my 300mm f/2.8 lens with a 2x converter attached for some of the insect photos.
Macro is great if you have the time to set up your shots but when you are constantly on the move on a group tour you just don't have the time. But a few things like the Solitary Wasp below were just about manageable with the Macro 100mm.
Anyway on to the photos ...
Sadly, due to the poor weather for most of the week, we didn't see many of the Alpine plants at their best and many of the insects completely disappeared for a few days. The brief glimpses of warmer weather enabled to us at least get a taster of the diverse insect life and some of the beautiful plants that inhabit this spectacular region of Spain. It is well worth a visit and if you want to go why not try out the Spanish Pyrenees tour with Naturetrek next year!
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