Category Archives: Camera

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Testing the Air

While watering plants in the garden, I spotted two Scarlet Malachite beetles apparently ‘head-butting’ each other on the stem of a plant, so I rushed to get my camera. By the time I returned the pair […]

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Twin Flash Rig

  After the demise of my  Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, I needed an alternative flash set-up for the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo Lens. While twin flash is not always necessary for […]

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Update

Due to the September course Introduction to Close-up and Macro Photography that I led at MacEwan, I had a late start this year and I only managed to depart for my regular southern Alberta tour on September 23. I ran into […]

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Genesis

I entered  photography in the 1970’s while living in South Africa. Just a teen, I was lucky to receive as my first camera an old Exa (version 4, manufactured between 1956 and 1959) that my […]

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Red Leaf Beetles

Found these two red leaf beetles (possibly Tricholochmaea cavicollis) enjoying the view on the fringes of the pine sandhills at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area north of Edmonton.  A natural history fail on my part, I did not […]

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Ellis Bird Farm Photography Workshops

Two repeat workshops are happening at the lovely Ellis Bird Farm in August! Tuesday, August 5, 9AM to 4PM: Introduction to Photography with the Digital Single Lens Reflex Camera (DSLR) For new and prospective owners of a DSLR, this […]

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Wasp Nest Squatter

I was forced to destroy the wasp nest that had been growing on our garage door frame, as it was becoming a danger to us when we entered or left the garage. The morning after my dastardly night […]

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One for the 0.1%

Found this dapper hopper at the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area on June 12 this year.  Says our local Orthopterid expert, Dan Johnson, in a Facebook interaction: “If I am correct judging from the photo, it is a good […]

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