Category Archives: macro photography

11.20.2019 Wayback Wednesday…A bit of self-indulgence

I couldn’t do Wordless because I do want to say a bit.  This is probably my favorite of all my flower images.  Of course, it is also my favorite flower. For years it was part of my Gravatar but I … Continue reading

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08.18.2019 Blue Curls

I was unaware of these little beauties until I was looking for dragonflies at Atkins Reservoir last week (the same day as the Golden Hedge-hyssop landscapes) and happened upon them. They are from a few inches to two feet tall … Continue reading

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08.10.2019 Must be scratchy on the way down

I wouldn’t imagine a bird would swallow one of these twice…if at all. Virginian Tiger Moth caterpillar-Spilosoma virginica-aka Yellow Bear.  There’s more to Moosehorn Pond than frogs.  🙂

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08.04.2019 Hooded Skullcap at Moosehorn Pond

Last year I mistook these for a monkey flower.  This year I know better. I guess from a distance they look the same, but close up there is an obvious difference. The pink water-lilies are still going strong as well … Continue reading

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08.01.2019 It’s monarch munch time

Until they go into their cocoons it’s all about fattening up. I am always amazed that all I have to do is brush against a milkweed leaf and it will exude its milky liquid while the caterpillar can chow down … Continue reading

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07.25.2019 Nectaring Hoverfly After a Day of Rain

This little Hover Fly or Syrphid Fly (Allograpta obliqua-Common Oblique Syrphid) aka Flower Fly was having a nice nectar dinner next to our driveway Wednesday afternoon. A little more intimate than the shot I shared the other day. What a … Continue reading

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04.07.2019 British Soldier Lichen-Cladonia cristatella

It’s been a long day, so no words…just a picture.

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