Nope, straight from the wild. I was lying on my stomach with the camera as close as I could get it with a macro filter on the lens.
Patience and a steady hand payed off for you though
This is the original picture of the Green Tiger Beetle. As you can see I cropped a fair bit out of it
Quick question for you birdies out there. Saw a pair of birs flying around the pub garden today that I am pretty sure I have never seen before. They were a similar overall colour to a chaffinch but a fair bit bigger with much longer tails (more like a wagtail size and shape although they were definitely not pied or yellow). They also had a small crest pointing back off their heads.
Any ideas? Got me stumped!
Superb macro shots Stu. I just can't get the lighting like that - think I will give up on bug shots.
Back to birds....