Welcome to another Week on Sunday!
With winter fast approaching, my mind begins to turn to how I will continue to explore the macro world from inside the home. While I do have a lot of accumulated photographs to work on, I know I will soon be itching to bring out the camera and face the fascinating world of bugs again. This winter, photomicroscopy and focus-stacking will fill some of the time, but I know that I will be missing field trips out in the real green and pulsing world before long.
♦ Here’s a look at how one person spends his time in the house…
♦ See more of Boris’s beautiful macro and video work at his website: The Godfroid Brothers.
♦ A detailed look at Sam Droege’s macro focus stacking set-up at Coleoptera. This includes a photo of the set-up used by the U S Army Institute of Public Health. (I, despite the news lately, can’t help but be impressed by a country that invests in bug photography! Are you listening Canada?)
♦ Another killer of pines hitchhikes on Beetle: this time a tree-killing worm.
♦ And to end this 40th edition of The Week on Sunday–Bill Moyers and a short documentary on the plight of bees…
Bill presents and introduces the short documentary Dance of the Honey Bee. Narrated by Bill McKibben, the film takes a look at the determined, beautiful and vital role honey bees play in preserving life, as well as the threats bees face from a rapidly changing landscape. “Not only are we dependent on the honey bee for much of what we eat,” says Bill, “there is, of course, a grace and elegance they bring to the natural world that would diminish us all were they to disappear.”