Category Archives: White Studio

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Yellowjacket with prey

I had the chance to photograph the goings-on at a convenient wasp nest that is developing on the garage-door frame at our home. Because of its situation, I can take photographs fairly safely by opening the garage door, […]

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Another look at D. triton

Earlier this month while I was in the Devonian Botanical Garden I intersected with an school field-trip class and Shelley Ryan-Hovind. They had captured a fishing spider and I had the opportunity to photograph it while it […]

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Araneus marmoreus, the (not so) Marbled Orb Weaver

While wandering through the Devonian Botanic Garden last week, I was given an unusual spider to photograph. It was an Araneid that I had not seen before, with a bright white abdomen marked with a dark patch […]

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Wolf Spider

Wolf spiders are amoung the most commonly encountered arachnids when you’re outdoors bug-hunting with your camera. Most likely you’ll find them basking on sun-soaked tree trunks and docks, often with an egg case prominently attached to the spinnerets on […]

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My Top 10 Macro Photographs in 2013

Here are my top photo choices for 2013. The selection is based somewhat on public response, but mostly just because they are my personal favorites. Like most years, these are wild Alberta bugs, photographed alive and kicking, without cooling […]

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Bugs with Coffee

◊ Sprechen sie Deutsch? Visit “Porträt: Ein Meister der Makrofotografie” It’s an interview with the photographer Nicky Bay from Singapore, and he blogs at Macro Photography in Singapore. ◊ Like beetles much? Click the image from the […]

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Ground Beetle, and Granulated…

Sounding like some sort of future new-age food supplement, the Granulated Ground Beetle (Carabus granulatus) is actually named after the raised grain-like lines the run along the length of the elytra. This beetle would be […]

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Our ‘pavement ants’…

The most common ant in our Edmonton, Alberta garden is a black field ant which manages to make nests in various areas, usually in conjunction with pavement. (The commonly known pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum, does not […]

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