Category Archives: Closeup Photography

07.28.2022 Crossed Blades in Brickyard 2

Third in the series.  It was a good morning for dew drops. It was too breezy for stacking but I think the out of focus blade works better than had it been sharp.  Aside from not liking to alter nature … Continue reading

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07.27.2022 Wordless Wednesday-Dew Drop Roller Coaster

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07.26.2022 Nature’s Artistry

Of course, art is in the eye of the beholder and is only meaningful as such to humans.  Everything else is about mating and survival for the insect. Leafhopper- possibly Prescottia lobata.  Another new species for the yard and me.  … Continue reading

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07.25.2022 Macro Monday-Crossed Blades in Brickyard

While in Brickyard yesterday, my main goal was intimate scenes of grass and dew drops.  There was a lot to work with and this is the first of a series. 5D Mark IV with 180 macro and 2.0 teleconverter at … Continue reading

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07.24.2022 Today I learned a new behavior and the word for it.

While photographing in the yard Friday afternoon, I noticed a Goldenrod Crab spider with it’s bumblebee prey and made several photographs. (Note, this is not Nature at its prettiest but all part of the grand scheme of things.) Through the … Continue reading

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07.22.2022 Funny, I didn’t smell anything

Green Burgundy Stink Bug-Banasa dimidiata Another new to me species in the yard.  This, I think, is the fifth or sixth stink bug species  we’ve had visit us.  This one seems to want some blueberries.  They like most trees and shrubs … Continue reading

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07.22.2022 Frog Friday

For a change a non-green frog…well just a slight hint of green here and there. Pickerel Frog-Lithobates palustris in the grass and mud the way one usually finds them. I  know they are around when I see the grass wiggle … Continue reading

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07.18.2022 Sweet Bee

I’ve admired the metallic sweat bees a few of you have posed recently.  I wish that was what I am sharing today, but alas the only sweat bees in the yard recently have been these Furrow Bees. Sweat Bee-Furrow Bee-Halictus … Continue reading

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07.16.2022 Small Saturday

Sorry.  I just can’t come up with something more clever. I saw one of these caterpillars on a daisy fleabane a few weeks ago but it was rolled tight atop the flower and didn’t make for a good image.  But … Continue reading

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07.15.2022 Frog Friday

I have no idea if this is the same little guy I shot with the iPhone two FFs ago. They change color, hence the versicolor moniker, so that’s not a hint.  At any rate, at least this one is in … Continue reading

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