Category Archives: Science

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Anand Varma — Getting the Pictures

As a follow-up on the previous post, here is a short video on how Anand Varma obtained some of the images for National Geographic. Some brief glimpses into his equipment and set-up. Looks like a […]

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Berry Go Round in August.

Welcome to the August 2014 edition of Berry Go Round! You may well ask, ” Why is a bug-biased macro photography blog hosting a botanical blog carnival?” (Say that quickly 5 times!) While my interest is bugs, my background […]

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Chillin’ Spider

This laid-back fishing spider (Dolomedes triton), was resting on a floating birch branch at the pond edge at the Jan Janzen Nature Centre. I had to add a tele-extender to my macro lens to get it within […]

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eButterfly how-to by John Acorn

I had the pleasure of meeting John the day he was filming this at the Devonian Botanical Garden. Great introduction to eButterfly, and an embarrassing reminder that I haven’t actually used the site for over […]

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Shout-out for Plant (and Bug!) links for Berry Go Round!

I’ll be hosting the August 2014 edition of  Berry Go Round, the plant-science blog carnival! Can bug and plant bloggers rise to the occasion and submit links to posts on the theme of Plant and Bug Interactions? The […]

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Return of The Week on Sunday

Despite my best efforts to ignore what’s going on around me, and to make a vocation out of macro nature photography, I can no longer restrain myself on sharing the some of the fascinating and […]

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Macro Tip #2: How to stop insects from moving

One of the most common questions I get in workshops is, “Was it alive when you photographed it?”, and when I insist that it was, the next question is invariably “So, how do you stop […]

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Bugs with Ale

Just a small change of pace…I fancy bugs with a pint tonight. ◊ Awesome parasite! Earlier we saw Pavel Krásenský’s photographs of mating Strepsiptera, now you can see Sean McCann‘s video of a male Strepsiptera emerging from a wasp. […]

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