Category Archives: Autumn

naturethroughmic00kerrrich_0056-1-720x278.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
Honeybee20160914_0001-720x406.jpg

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 […]

Continue reading »
elkisland20160907_0007-2-HDR-720x576.jpg

Photographic techniques for the forest floor

Bugs have been pushed into the back seat for a while. Cool, crisp mornings can mean a dearth of insects, but a wealth of fungi, slime moulds, mosses, liverworts, and lichens still beckon. Here are some […]

Continue reading »
fungi20160829_0024-720x480.jpg

Photographing Autumn Fungi

We’ve had fairly regular rainfall this year, and the garden and natural areas around us are lush. This means ideal conditions for fall fungi and a great time to grab your camera, tripod, reflector, diffuser […]

Continue reading »
halfmoon20150512_0004-2-720x480.jpg

Halfmoon Lake Natural Area

One of my favourite locations is the sandy jack pine ecosystem of the Halfmoon Lake Natural Area north of Edmonton. I began visiting in the spring of 2013 and I have been returning for regular visits […]

Continue reading »
ElkIsland20150924_01061-720x480.jpg

Hammock Spider, sans hammock.

This may well be my only submission for Arachtober! This is what Gary calls an End-of-the-season-geez-thanks-for-at-least-a-live-arthropod Spider, but hopefully I will have more arthropods to share before the season ends. Pityohyphantes costatus  is a Hammock Spider, […]

Continue reading »
untitled20150817_0096-720x556.jpg

Last Scheduled Macro Workshop of the Year.

Introduction to Close-up and Macro Photography Totaling 11 hours, this course covers all the macro essentials. We meet at the Centre for the Arts and Communication at MacEwan University on Thursday, October 1 for three hours to […]

Continue reading »
SAlberta20140929_0361-720x480.jpg

Buffalo Treehopper

My first impression was ‘Triceratops’ rather than “Buffalo”… This Membracid (Ceresa sp.) was one of the nice surprises I found in Writing-on-Stone in late September last year. I was searching through shoreline shrubs beside the Milk […]

Continue reading »