Category Archives: Closeup Photography

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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09.14.2022 Web Wednesday-Marbled Orbweaver

Just as large and hairy as the Spotted Orbweaver I posted a while back but a lot more beautiful. Marbled Orbweaver-Araneus marmoreus.  I don’t know if this is true for all this species but unlike the Spotted and other orbweavers … Continue reading

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09.13.2022 Autumn’s Approach

The leaves are showing their age in some spots. East Leverett Meadow

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09.12.2022-Macro Monday II-World’s Worst Camouflage?

I think this speaks for itself. Harlequin Webworm Moth-Diathrausta harlequinalis We are painting our shed and this is the first coat of primer.  Fortunately it dried before Harley decided to settle there in plain sight. I could see him from … Continue reading

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