Category Archives: macro photography

08.11.2020 Katydid say I could make this portrait

Maybe a different or possibly the same Fork-tailed Bush Katydid-Scudderia furcata I previously posted. Just hanging out on one of our milkweed leaves waiting for dark and the concert to begin. Handheld with the 40D plus twin flash.

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08.11.2020 Another Day, Another Skipper

Two different skipper species ties my annual record in the yard. Maybe they don’t visit the yard all that often or I just might not be looking at the right time.  But it was a delight to have a pair … Continue reading

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08.10.2020 Harlequin Webworm Moth

I’ve had these visit our boneset flowers for a long time.  Well, a long time ago for a long time.  The plant is starting to reestablish itself and they, along with many other insects, are returning too. Diathrausta harlequinalis This … Continue reading

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08.08.2020 Glinda the good mosquito

Not exactly a good witch but not a bad mosquito either.  Elephant mosquitoes-Toxorhynchites rutilus don’t pursue blood meals but sip flower nectar such as that of this Boneset Thoroughwort-Eupatorium perfoliatum. Although it looks to be in danger, the Leather Bug aka … Continue reading

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08.07.2020 My world turned upside down

because I didn’t notice that this morning’s early post was #1550. I had meant to mark the occasion but then forgot.  It was 3:17 a.m. so I have that as an excuse.  That makes this #1551. Green Stink Bug nymph- Chinavia … Continue reading

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08.06.2020 Northern Flatid Planthopper

I spent a bit of time this morning in the wet meadow where I find the grass pinks.  Of course they are long since passed, but there were a few insects found and this is the first I’ll be posting. … Continue reading

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08.03.2020 Monday Macro- A couple of bug buds on a pod

A pair of mating Milkweed Bugs-Lygaeus kalmii in an unusual position on a milkweed pod. Usually they mate rear to rear. The one on the left does seem rather fond of its partner. Evidence of the twin flash can be … Continue reading

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08.02.2020 Sweet Sunday Skipper

Things are starting to pick up in the yard. While walking around I noticed this Least Skipper-Ancyloxypha numitor on a grass blade near all the wood chips from the wood pile that is waiting to be split. Tough on the … Continue reading

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08.01.2020 Well, I went and Katydid it

What I went and did was acquire a twin flash unit which is semi-permanently attached to my 40D and 100 macro.  At 1/250 sec I can actually hold still long enough to capture a sharp image.  Shooting in the yard … Continue reading

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07.30.2020 Yellow-collared Scape Moth

While photographing the Dogbane Beetles the other day, I came across this moth also on the dogbane and managed just this one shot.  Even had it stuck around, I doubt I could have got a side view without rustling the … Continue reading

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