Spring must be approaching – I finally found some bugs venturing out of wherever they hide during the cold winter this afternoon.
There were about 25 waxwings that flew into the trees and bushes alongside our yard. They were more stylish than skittish, so a photographer who didn’t own anything larger than a 200-mm lens (me) was able to get close enough to capture some of their intriguing details.
I found several rollie pollies hiding beneath a pot in the garden and decided to get down on their level.
Somewhere I heard that you shouldn't be afraid to put your camera through some abuse, because otherwise may miss unique photo opportunities. I'm guessing the person who said that had plenty of money to spend on replacing equipment. Fortunately, my camera ...
So far this new year I've only had my camera out three times. Two of those times were for short walks around town, and these two photos were taken during one of those walks. About the second image - I didn't expect to capture a nice landscape scen ...
I went through my photo library and selected eight of my favorite spider images from this year that I had never shared. Hopefully none of them scare you away!
This week I photographed some aphids that were on our indoor mint plant.
I’m disappointed to say that I did not take a single picture last week, but that means you get to see three little leafhoppers I’ve been saving for such an occasion.
A German yellowjacket was hibernating on the ceiling of my mother’s shed. After knocking it down, I let it crawl onto a leaf and then a stump to photograph it.
After a cold week, I only found a few midges outside to photograph yesterday. That reminded me of this tiny, white midge I had photographed in October. It was barely noticeable, peeking into our nice, warm house, but a macro lens revealed its true midge identity.