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Just stick out your tongue and say “Aaaah”…

Dr. Phymata doing the obligatory¬†health check before proceeding with the operation… (22 September, 2013. Dinosaur Provincial Park. Canon T2i with EF 100mm f2.8 macro lens and diffused flash. ISO 400, 1/200 sec. @ f11)  

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A Velvet Mite

I was camping at the The Narrows Provincial Recreation Area in Alberta when I found this mite. It was under the bark of a fallen aspen tree – a bright-red eye-catcher among the decaying duff […]

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A Caterpillar Hunter

This 18mm long carabid beetle was found under a log slab in our garden. I thought at first that it might be the common imported Sidewalk Carabid (Pterostichus melanarius), but noticing the faint purple edge […]

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Rock Flipping at Rampart Creek

While camping in the Rampart Creek campground on the Icefields Parkway, I did a bit of rock-flipping. There was sparse pickin’s, but I found these two under one rock. Not disturbed by the sudden inversion […]

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Beautiful Bembix

One of the pleasures of¬† photomacrography is coming across the unexpected. While this happens to even professional entomologists, it is doubly more pleasurable for amateurs because they are are still somewhat naive on the true […]

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Portrait of a Lacewing

(Extracted from my blog, Voyages Around My Camera) The Green Lacewing, (Family Chrysopidae, Chrysopa sp.) is known as a friend of the gardener, as they and their larva feed on soft-bodied insects such as aphids. […]

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