Born in Canada, but of Dutch descent, my early life was influenced by travels with a constantly moving family. Our wanderings took us through Canada and South Africa until, at the age of 17, we settled down in Edmonton, Alberta. A Landscape Gardener by trade, over the years I have developed a multitude of interests which I now share by means of photography and blogging. I appreciate nature in all its forms, but particularly insects, spiders and other arthropods. I am a science watcher, and I have an interest in the history of science, especially biology, entomology and evolution. I am married, with one delightful daughter.
◊ Jan Harmsky (Czech Republic), has taken his passion for macro and freshwater life and turned it into an impressive book, Life in fresh water. From his web page: The purpose of this book is to allow […]
What DSLR equipment would I recommend for beginning, budget-conscious macro photographers? While I can’t speak to mirrorless cameras and compact systems, the DSLR equipment that I would recommend would look something like this: Canon EOS […]
◊ A Ghost In The Making: Searching for the Rusty-patched Bumble Bee is an excellent short documentary by Day’s Edge Productions on the plight of an endangered bumble bee. It’s nice to see an excellent macro […]
One of the more frustrating problems in natural light insect photography, particularly with insects with large eyes, is the large specular highlight that is created by the sun. A small catch light in the […]
Odds and Ends will be my new format for sharing interesting articles about–or including–macro nature photography. The post will end with updates on the state of the blog and the blogger. Like me, Odds and […]
Bugs have been pushed into the back seat for a while. Cool, crisp mornings can mean a dearth of insects, but a wealth of fungi, slime moulds, mosses, liverworts, and lichens still beckon. Here are some […]
We’ve had fairly regular rainfall this year, and the garden and natural areas around us are lush. This means ideal conditions for fall fungi and a great time to grab your camera, tripod, reflector, diffuser […]