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Out, damned spot!

  One of the more frustrating problems in natural light insect photography, particularly with insects with large eyes, is the large specular highlight that is created by the sun. A small catch light in the […]

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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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Meadowhawk on Lichen

A cherry faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) rests on reindeer lichen at the Halfmoon Natural Area, Alberta. (1 August, 2013. Canon 5Dk II with EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens and diffused flash. ISO 320, 1/200 sec. […]

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Golden Dragon(fly) Warrior

I made this short video vignette of a display featured in: Edo: Arts of Japan’s Last Shogun Age at the Art Gallery of Alberta. The display at the entrance to the gallery was a suit of Edo-period (Tokugawa Era) Samurai […]

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The Home Bug(less) Garden

’tis the season. From now on, all the buggy potential for the remainder of this year will be inside the house. And gridlock on north Edmonton roads leads me to miss the last day of […]

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Meadowhawk Moment

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A Garden Skimmer

This was a good year for meadowhawks in our garden. However they seem to be difficult to identify without a hands-on approach, so this goes down only as Symptetrum sp., a skimmer. (Family Libellulidae) Backlighting hi-lites […]

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Dragonflying

A snippet from Life in the Undergrowth, narrated by David Attenborough:

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