Category Archives: macro photography

04.07.2019 British Soldier Lichen-Cladonia cristatella

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

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04.02.2019 Massachusetts’ state flower- Mayflower

Although one of its two recognized common names, the other is Trailing Arbutus, Mayflowers don’t actually wait to show up in May. This is an image from April 14, 2012. There have already been reports of these being found in … Continue reading

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09.25.2018 Small Surprises

A few days ago, while looking for some small orchids in North Quabbin, I came across this rotting pine stump covered with tiny mushrooms. It’s just an iPhone shot and didn’t get all the color as you’ll see. I went … Continue reading

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09.27.2017 Defying imagination

The insect world is beyond imagination.  Natural selection has created so many different species that I don’t think human artists could even approach duplicating the feat. And, although describing is beyond my intention in this post, their lives are just … Continue reading

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04.28.2017 Return of the Red Wake Robin

This time while lying on the ground with the Venus Optics Laowa 15mm macro. AKA Red Trillium-Trillium erectum, this one, and a few others, lived up to the species name by standing erect.  Most often they droop as you see … Continue reading

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04.01.2017 Scaly Chanterelle and an Orange Chanteuse.

Lots of good April Fool’s stuff going around, but that’s not in my wheelhouse, as they say, so I’ll just post something more summery on this snowy, slushy April 1st. Turbinellus kauffmanii fka Gomphus kauffmanii fka Cantharellus kauffmanii-Kauffman’s Scaly Chantarelle … Continue reading

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01.20.2017 Ice is nice abstract 2

Not much to add to yesterdays commentary.  I hope you enjoy this additional image from this past weekend.  Happy Friday.

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