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DISCLAIMERI am a photographer, not an entomologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, positive identifications can not always be done unless the specimen is dead and viewed under a microscope. If you do find an error, or have doubts about the identification provided, please let me know in the comments or by email.
Author Archives: Adrian
Last year, based on an oil beetle I photographed in Grasslands National Park, Sask., I jokingly mentioned that the oil beetle should be Alberta’s official insect, because we have so much of the oily stuff. Well, this year I found a wealth of the little beggars strutting around the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area just NNE of [...]
♦ Let’s open this Week on Sunday with video by Stanislav Snäll and John Hallmén, working in the field and showing some simple flash diffusion methods: ♦ Swedish photographers John Hallmén and Stanislav Kind are professional photomacrographers who run the website Makrofokus, an excellent resource for those wishing to learn more about focus stacking. Be sure to follow the MakroFokus Facebook page for regular updates on their work! [...]
Beyond macro: here is a video contrasting the work of two excellent photomicrographers - Roman Vishniac (1897 – 1990) and Wim van Egmond: I first heard about Wim van Egmond through Micscape , an online magazine devoted to all things microscopical. Wim is the curator of the Micropolitan Museum of Microscopic Artforms – go check it out [...]
Many little blues were dancing along the path as I walked through the woods in a natural area east of Sherwood Park. The trees were still bare, the sun filtered through twigs and branches. While the Azures were in flight they were a dazzling blue, but as soon as they descended to the ground to rest, they [...]
“The Missing Image”… it looks like it may become a regular feature. Yesterday I sent out a last-minute request to Colin Hutton for permission to use one of his images for The Week on Sunday series. Of course, I waited too long, and his response came too late…but now I have it! Below is the image that first [...]
Welcome to another Week on Sunday… ♦ Last year I did a post on the origins of the name of this wee lassie… Now they’ve made the video… ♦ Smithsonian.com has been inspired by the latest outbreak of Brood II of the 17 year cicadas, which have not walloped East Coast ears since 1996. Go take a [...]
This Agelenopsis spider seems to be watching me as much as I am watching it. Peering out of its funnel with four beady eyes, it seems somewhat apprehensive… Hopefully this is the last of the old bug images as our warm season is beginning to get serious. (Image from 20 July, 2011. Elk Island National Park) [...]