Birch Shieldbug (Elasmostethus interstinctus)

Of all the different shield bugs this is one of my favourites. This was taken using my latest bit of kit, my new Canon MR 14EX ring flash which is soooo good. They are very expensive but is proving to be worth it in the long run. With TTL metering it is allowing greater depth of field which comes into its own with insect pics. I hope you will all see a difference once I have a few more pictures taken with it now the warmer weather has arrived.

Canon 600D, Canon 100mm f2.8 macro lens and Canon ring flash