Category Archives: Flash

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Budget Entry-level Macro Equipment

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 […]

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Book Review: The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-up Photography

Have you heard the phrase, “Write the book you want to read.“?  Well, when I first flipped through this book after I received my free copy in the mail,  my first thought was, Someone wrote […]

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Ant vs. wasp with a spider in the middle.

Every year I come across a few spider-hunting wasps, but I have yet to see a paralyzed spider actually being pulled into the nest. This time it seemed a sure thing: I first spotted the […]

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I spotted a ladybird beetle

I found this Eye-spotted Ladybug (Anatis mali) in the garden on 18 April this year. It is a widespread native of North America, but this is the first time I have seen it in the garden. […]

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Macro workshop, with bees.

Last week I lead a group of people in a macro workshop, with the bonus that most of the participants were beekeepers! After a morning of learning, setting up equipment and some table-top practice, we […]

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A Green Click Beetle

I found this lovely green click beetle on the 4 June last year, in the North Saskatchewan river valley in Edmonton. I have not had much luck finding out more details about this Elaterid, which […]

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Birch Leaf Miner

As a lapsed horticulturist, I am well aware of the leaf miners and the damage they can do to trees. I see the symptoms of them often on my nature wanderings or when working in the […]

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Intermediate Macro Photography Workshop

Coming this Saturday, July 4, 2015 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm at the Ellis Bird Farm, the first Intermediate Macro Photography Workshop! This day-long workshop is aimed at photographers who have previously taken the […]

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