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Grasshoppers are a pretty common insect. There are times of the year when Grasshoppers feel ubiquitous as they spring and jump from the ground with every step you take. Often times photographing a Grasshopper requires getting lower to the ground because that is where the Grasshoppers are. But on this occasion the Grasshopper was atop the fence around our flower garden. It was cool that the Grasshopper stayed put while I was… Read More

I mostly manage to miss out on opportunities to photograph caterpillars. They are not a subject I often think about intentionally planning to photograph. I even often manage to miss out on photographing the most predictable to find caterpillar, the Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar. Monarch Butterfly Caterpillars are found in fairly specific time of year. This makes it easier to know when to look for them. The next question is where to look… Read More

I love the look of this almost completely white tiny little butterfly contrasted against a green leaf. This is also a fairly unique photo for me at least in a certain aspect. I was able to create this photo using a 60mm macro lens. That means that I had to get really up close to this little butterfly to make it appear this large in the frame. Most of my butterfly photos… Read More

I love going up to Cornell Botanic Gardens to do some macro photography. When I go there for macro photography my intended subject is flowers. It is always nice to find some other subjects in the mix as well. One of the nicest things about nature photography is you never know what will turn up. When you are looking to photograph flowers the last thing you really want to see is flowers… Read More

Flowers are great photography subjects for a variety of reasons. Obviously flowers themselves are beautiful subjects. But flowers also attract all sorts of other potential photography subjects. Sometimes you can just stand and watch one given flower and photograph multiple subjects as they pass by. I was able to stand pretty close to this flower and watch the subjects as they moved about. I liked being able to get this perspective looking… Read More

I will photograph just about anything. Even if I do not actually know what the subject of my photograph actually is. This happens to me a lot with insects. I know a fair amount and I have used field guides to learn about and identify insects. But there are so many different insects that it quickly become a daunting task. So I know that this is a tiny little green insect. I… Read More

I love close up details of random objects. If you enjoy creating photographs of any subject one of the best things you can have is a macro lens. A macro lens can turn any object into something interesting. It can allow you to pick just one aspect of an object and turn that into the focal point of a photo. I chose to get up close and focus on the textured edge… Read More

If you have never seen a spotted salamander you should really try to see one. They are phenomenal creatures. Salamanders are usually thought of as tiny little things. But these spotted salamanders are as big as your hand. I was fortunate enough to see these creatures right in my own yard. This image was created in the spring of 2009 during April. The camera body I used when creating this image was… Read More

Over the course of the last several days of my one photo a day challenge that I completed in 2021 I was waiting for a flower to bloom. I had moved my annuals from outside to inside hoping they would survive the winter. One plant in particular, a gerbera daisy, was doing quite well. It actually seemed to be thriving inside. The Gerbera daisy plant had actually developed a flower blossom. My… Read More

In this image there is a tiny salamander crawling through some synthetic mulch in our yard. I found this salamander to photograph in the spring of 2017. It was during the month of April. The camera body was Nikon D300S. And the lens I used was a Nikon 60mm macro lens. The camera setting when the shutter button is pressed was ISO 640, 60mm, f/3.2, 1/125 sec. I used Lightroom for post… Read More

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