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E.O. Wilson (Biophilia)
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DISCLAIMERI am a photographer, not an biologist. I do my best to have professionals assist in identifying the subjects of my photographs. However, positive identifications can not always be done unless the specimen is viewed under a microscope. If you do find an error, or have doubts about the identification provided, please let me know in the comments or by email.
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You have to admire someone, who, although facing adversity, turns her young mind to macro photography:
♦ It almost seems strange that my business plan is actually on track! As I mentioned last year, that besides the small-group macro workshops, I also hoped to be offering classes in 2014. Well, it has happened! Thanks to The Ellis Bird Farm, Olds College and MacEwan University, I now have photography classes available in a variety of locations in central Alberta. Check out Summer Workshops 2014 for the classes that are this Spring and Summer.
♦ The small-group workshops will continue, but now only by request. So if you would rather learn at a conversational level, with four people or less per group, contact me and we will arrange something! Scheduled Small Group Workshops will begin again in winter.
♦ Don’t forget to join the Alberta Macro Workshop page on Facebook! It’s open to all, whether you plan on taking a workshop or not. I will regularly add links on macro techniques and to other macro workshops, anywhere in the world.
♦ Want to be on my link list? If you have or know of a blog or website that regularly features entomology and/or macro photography, let me know and I’ll add you to the list. I am also interested in building new links with photographers who specialize in other areas of macro nature photography–fungi, mosses, lichens, water life etc.
Finally back with another look at articles that caught my attention in the last week(s). I’ll lead off with a new series narrated by the great Sir David Attenborough:
◊ Along with to explorer and filmmaker James Cameron and oceanographer Sylvia Earle, National Geographic has honored E.O Wilson with the Hubbard Medal for his lifelong commitment to the planet’s rich diversity through his research and writing. The Hubbard Medal is awarded by the National Geographic Society for distinction in exploration, discovery, and research. The medal is named after Gardiner Greene Hubbard, first National Geographic Society president. E. O Wilson has been an inspiration for me, and I am glad to see him honored with this prestigious award.