gas station bugs

posted on 2011.08.07, under Canon 5D Mark II, Canon 7D, Flash, Macro, Photos

Driving home from San Diego last night was memorable.  100 miles north of Los Angles on interstate 5, I stopped in at a gas station and found this awesome swarm of insects.  There were about 4-6 separate swarms.   The insects were harmles and were dying by the hundreds per second.  I don’t know why they were dying, I assume it was the end of their life cycle.  I am not sure if there were 5,000 or 50,000 insects, but there were a lot.  Although the swarms were huge, they were quiet.  I asked Hayley to get into the center of a swarm for a picture.

Equipment used – Canon 5D, 7D, Canon 24mm, Canon 100mm macro, Canon 65mm MP-E, MT 24-EX flash


they look like water boatman to me, no idea they swarmed like that looks crazy, Hayley seems really enamored with standing amongst them.

Chris ( August 9, 2011 at 4:44 am )

Hayley = brave

Olly Goddard ( August 9, 2011 at 9:25 am )

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