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Callaspidia sp., parasitoid wasp.

Another gallery update, this time from 2010. This story of this unique sequence of photographs can be found at Parasitoid, Predator and Prey. All the photos were taken with an Tamron 90mm macro lens, mounted on […]

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Enjoying the view

A green lacewing pauses on a leaf tip in the home garden. (Purchase at Zenfolio)

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eButterfly how-to by John Acorn

I had the pleasure of meeting John the day he was filming this at the Devonian Botanical Garden. Great introduction to eButterfly, and an embarrassing reminder that I haven’t actually used the site for over […]

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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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Two-striped Grasshoppers: Ferroutage

‘Scuse my French (corrections accepted), but when I can’t think of a decent creative title for a blog post, I resort to Google Translate… This Two-striped Grasshopper pair were ideal photographic subjects, as they kanoodled in a […]

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Alberta Bug Magnets: Blazing Star

After going through eight years of digital photographs, I can see a pattern in the bugs that appear on our garden flowers. With Spring officially in progress (he says with more than a hint of cynicism, […]

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Lurking Loudly

Sometimes one wonders about cryptic coloration, or the lack of it… Last week I posted an image of one of our common garden spiders, Misumana vatia. She was neatly ensconced in a pink rose, so well camouflaged […]

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A rose is a rose is a rose is a …?

Apologies to Gertrude Stein, but sometimes a rose is a rose is a rose is a death trap…      

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