Category Archives: photography

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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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Free Monograph on Pompilid Spider Wasps of North America

Kurczewski, F.E., Edwards, G.B., Pitts, J.P. Hosts, Nesting Behavior, and Ecology of Some North American Spider Wasps (Hymenoptera: Pompilidae), II† is available in pdf format at the Digital Commons of Utah State University. From the Abstract: “This […]

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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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Photographs as specimens: Adding value.

When entomologists (or collectors in any other branch of zoology) collect a specimen or specimens, they know that they will have little value until they properly labelled. Labelling with the date and location are the […]

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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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Using Extension Tubes and Tele-extenders for Macro

Extension tubes and teleconverters are two methods of gaining magnification with lenses. Both accessories are designed to fit between the camera body and the lens. Many beginning photographers purchase these as affordable tools to expand […]

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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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