Tag Archives: Macro

Fleeting Beauty: The Tiny and the Giant

Squiddy found this tiny nymph yesterday; we thought it was a wētā, but it’s likely to have been a katydid. I coaxed it onto some dandelions and was able to make just this one photo before it jumped away. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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Webnesday (62)

Early yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon, as I went  out to my tool shed in the back garden, I was happy to find one of my favorite spiders on the door, just waiting for me to invite it  to a photo session … Continue reading

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Webnesday (60)

It felt a bit like spring here this morning, for the first time. At 8 am the sun was shining and the temperature was 17°C (almost 63°F). I noticed a tiny spider in the kitchen that had  very probably only … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (53): Come a Little Bit Closer

Here’s a quick sequel to yesterday’s post with another, more detailed view of this cool little harvestman. In this image you can more clearly see the little turret atop its body that houses its pair of tiny eyes. I often … Continue reading

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Webnesday (59): Junior Jumper

It has been quite some time—twelve weeks in fact—since my last Webnesday post featuring a new encounter and I, for one, have missed them. I have posted several from my archives during the isolation and now I’m happy to bring … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (40): Dented Dragonhunter

Blogging buddy Mike Powell and I have been talking about how dragonflies are able to cope with apparent physical disabilities. Mike’s recent post about a tattered skimmer (here) featured one with damaged wings. I’ve seen many with similar tears and … Continue reading

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Isolation Antidotes (36): Avast, Admiral!

While going back through my archives for today’s date in past years, I came across this photo that I made only two years ago in northern Minnesota, which somehow never quite made it into a post. It’s a red admiral … Continue reading

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Webnesday (59): Lady in Red

I haven’t had the chance for any photo ops with local spiders recently, but just a few days ago my photo buddy Steve in New England did a post (here) on an Arabesque Orbweaver (Neoscona arabesca) that he’d just seen … Continue reading

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Webnesday (58): Dark Delight

I have no newly-seen spiders to report; however, my ramble through the archives has brought another to light which I’m pretty sure I’ve never presented here, although it was certainly one of the most memorable in all my years of … Continue reading

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Webnesday (57): House Hopper Helper

Last week I needed to mow the lawn again, so I took the mower out of my shed and, as I was pushing it out to my traditional starting spot, noticed this little fellow hitching a ride, apparently willing to … Continue reading

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