Category Archives: Winter

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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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Take a gecko at this…

While visiting Humayun’s Tomb complex in Delhi on October 23, we came across the following scenario on the wall of the tomb of Isa Khan. I had been following the occasional wasp that flew by with […]

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A look at Canon’s New Twin-Lite MT-26EX-RT Macro Flash

The Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash has long been a mainstay for Canon macro photographers, especially those using the Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x macro lens. However, it has not been without some issues (such as […]

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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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On the trail of Pero morrisonaria (H. Edwards 1881)

I was going through my images from 2015, looking to dispose of as much excess as possible in order to make space on my hard drive when I came across a few moth images that […]

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Update. Wasps and more…

◊ The gallery on Dolichovespula arenaria (previously blogged here) has been updated with more photos that were taken in July 2014, including some of the inside of the nest. Go take a gander. ◊ I’ve been working […]

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In Memoriam–the tongue that killed my flash

While this bee was going through a re-shoot, the lighting unit, a Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, failed on the right side. This image is cropped from the previous 150 image focus-stacked image that I […]

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