Tag Archives: Animalia


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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Blue Sky Blues

The most common way I approach a bug when doing macro photography is the ‘in-situ’ approach–I try to take the best shots possible, leaving the subject untouched, wherever it may be found. This not only […]

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Little Lycosid

This is a little wolf spider (Lycosidae. Genus Pardosa ) that I found basking in the sun on a tree trunk at the Wagner Bog Natural Area. With the legs it was only about 6mm across, […]

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Hope Arising

Fallen and decaying logs in shaded areas will usually draw my attention because they can host – or be a platform for – a variety of life suitable for the macro photographer. This particular log […]

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An Elegant Moth

I attended my first National Moth Week gathering last Friday at the Devonian Botanical Gardens, Alberta. I’ll show some video of the event later, but I wanted to first share these images of the Black-rimmed Prominent […]

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What to do with a Long Horn Beetle?

Longhorns Beetles (Coleoptera, Family Cerambycidae) can be a bit of a challenge to photograph well, because the antennae are so long  that they are hard to include in the photo without all or part of […]

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Spider Wasp with Crab Spider

I found this spider-dragging wasp scampering over a fallen pine in the sandy Halfmoon Lake Natural Area. It was a challenge to photograph –  the rapidly moving spider, traveling over the rough surface of the […]

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Long-lipped Tiger Beetles Revisited

Just back from a family holiday to BC! Here’s a shot from before the break, the same beetles that I photographed earlier. Long-lipped tiger beetles on white. Not chilled, not frozen, not stunned…just amazingly compliant […]

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