Category Archives: Insect

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Birthday Botfly

This is one of the cool insects I came across when going for a walk last year, on my birthday. I was visiting the wild side of a local park along the Saskatchewan River valley in […]

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What’s up, Doc?

Overloaded hard drives and sluggish Lightroom behaviour have forced me to reshuffle catalogues and update my backup methods. In the process of merging catalogues, I came across this portrait of a White-spotted Sawyer beetle (Coleoptera, Family Cerambycidae), […]

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The Belly of the Dragon

The belly of the dragonfly, that is. This Four-spotted Skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata Linnaeus, 1758) is glowing gold from the backlight. This is a species found throughout the northern hemisphere, from North American and Europe through […]

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Mating Long-lipped Tiger Beetles

Photographing Long-lipped Tiger Beetles (Cicindela longilabris) at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area is now an annual event. On this occasion, (29 May 2017) the only difference is that I managed to record video of two pairs. The […]

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First Spring Field Trip 2017

With an unruly spring–further delayed by an eight-day trip to New York with She Who Must be Obeyed, my usual April launch into the ice-free wilds became a May day. Ignoring the unkempt garden for a […]

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State of the Stack

At the end of last year, I began revising my focus stacking system to make it more portable and to be able to produce higher magnification work. At the same time, I decided it was […]

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Odds and Ends

◊ 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 […]

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Bee Watching

Pour yourself a glass of mead and take a seat. Please watch in HD full screen to make the most of the video, and enjoy the movement of bees in flight, followed by a brief […]

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