Category Archives: Fun

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Loneliness of the Long Distance Springtail…

Early one May morning, (while cloudy was the weather?) on the path that leads through the forest above the Jan Janzen Nature Centre, I came upon a tree. Not unusual in the forest, except that […]

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Linkfest – A World Guide to Macro Photography

  Some of the best macro photographers in the world take the time to share their equipment choices and the techniques they use. I’ve attempted to gather some of these informational posts in the links […]

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Survey Results: more Cow Bells, less Argyle Socks

I always thought it strange that bloggers would survey their readers with the intent to mold their blog to satisfy outside opinions. Like one of my survey respondents said, “I tend to think of websites (incl. blogs) […]

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Lamellate flabellate

After saying “lamellate flabellate” a few times, one feels as if [insert deity of choice] is in his heaven and all is well with the world. In fact, it would seem almost pointless to continue writing this blog post, except […]

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Macro Photography: what’s it good for?

What is close-up and macro photography really good for? getting closer to nature…real close! Macro photography is a great way to explore insects, fungi, mosses, lichens in their habitat. contributing to science through citizen science projects […]

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The Twelve Days of Christmas…

…in my selfish dreams: On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me: A High Speed Insect Capture System. On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: Two Canon 5D […]

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Frost Flower

On these frosty days in Alberta, a winter workshop needs to provide material for practicing macro photography indoors. I like to use orchids because their insect-like appearance provides a good subject for experimenting with techniques. […]

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Will you be at the Bug Jamboree?

Hey! This bug-centric type of event does not happen often enough in Alberta… The Ellis Bird Farm is holding a Bug Jamboree this Saturday! From the website: Bring the bugsters in your family to the […]

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