Category Archives: Closeup Photography

10.01.2022 Too Close for Comfort Spidurday?

Dark Fishing Spider-Dolomedes tenebrosus Who sees my little friend?  Look closely if you dare.  🙂 Most often I find these in the wood pile but it was chilly last night so this one must have sought warmer shelter.

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09.29.2022 Glamour Shot

Gymnoclytia sp.  A Tachinid fly.  These parasitic flies lay their eggs most often on the larvae of another insect, very often caterpillars, which dooms the host.  The adults feed on nectar.

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09.24.2022 Brickyard Baubles

Pretty soon these will be frozen jewels as we approach colder weather but for now it’s still warm and lovely to see an upside down world in drops of rain.  

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09.22.2022 Wood Splitter’s Delight

Well maybe not all wood splitters but this one was happy to find these and get a nice shot of the two peacefully, I think, coexisting under the bark of some of my firewood that I was prepping for the … Continue reading

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09.20.2022 Two-fer Tuesday

This time both in one post. This Dogwood Sawfly larva-Macremphytus tarsatus was wandering about on the tarp while I was splitting firewood.  I was almost as excited as I was with the snake.  Different day though.  We do have a … Continue reading

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09.19.2022 Ssssssneaky Sssssssnake Sssssss

While stacking some wood I had just split I felt eyes upon me.  When I looked up I saw Eastern Garter Snake-Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis I’ve been bringing the camera out with me when working in the yard and it came … Continue reading

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09.18.2022 Assassin Bug

Ringed Assassin Bug-Pselliopus cinctus

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09.17.2022 Dew-draped Spiderday

Yesterday morning we had another lovely foggy start.  I headed over to the Conte Refuge in Hadley to shoot, again, a walnut grove with straight rows and some mystery at the end of the row. Once done with that I … Continue reading

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09.16.2022 Spalted Apparition

Friday Night Spookiness

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09.16.2022 Wet and Wild Beetle Beauty

I’ve seen these several times but this was the first one dew coated. I was looking for dragonflies and damselflies but since I am easily distracted, a good thing for a photographer to avoid tunnel vision, I spent some time … Continue reading

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