Tag Archives: insect

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Revisiting the Stumpstabber

One of the most consistently popular blog posts at Splendour Awaits has been The ‘Stump Stabber’ – An Ichneumon Wasp, a post I made on June 8, 2010. I am glad that it remains popular, because for […]

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Macro Photography: what’s it good for?

What is close-up and macro photography really good for? getting closer to nature…real close! Macro photography is a great way to explore insects, fungi, mosses, lichens in their habitat. contributing to science through citizen science projects […]

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Thanks

I am privileged to have the opportunity to follow my interests in what most would call a ‘full-time’ capacity. While many have the drive and the focus to follow their passion from the earliest age and then turn […]

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Pavel Krásenský Photographs Mating Strepsiptera

This is one of an amazing sequence photographed by Pavel Krásensky … Strepsiptera or Twisted-wing parasites are a bizarre internal parasites of bees and wasps. Their life-cycle begins similar to the oil beetles (Meloidae). From NC State […]

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Ted MacRae shares Tips and Tricks for Field Photography of Wary Insects

I thought this webinar was locked-up by the ESA, but the video is now on Youtube, so everyone can see Ted’s excellent Adven webcast on photographing Tiger beetles and other insects. This is the first time that […]

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The Week on Sunday #41

Welcome to another Week on Sunday. ♦ Below, one of the best insect photo’s from the Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards! As you can see, there was no insect, or indeed any other invertebrate […]

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The Week on Sunday #38

This Week on Sunday is book-ended by two videos from TedTalks. Both are new to me and worth seeing: ♦ From the 17 September, 2013–Marla Spivak on the many reasons that bees are in trouble: […]

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Mayfly in September

I have just completed a two-week Alberta tour, moving through the mountains down to the prairies. My first bug pic from the mountains was this Mayfly (Order Ephemeroptera), that was drawn to my mini-blacklight setup […]

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