Luna Waxing

Yesterday on the return leg of a hike up some small mountains in southern NH, I spied this beauty on a striped maple.  It's a rare and wondrous luna moth and the backlight was a bonus.  Judging by the bushy and feathery antennae, it's probably a male.  It had newly emerged from the cocoon and... Continue Reading →

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A Moment of Macro

Earlier today I took a quick stroll around the yard, looking at this and that, checking on things that might be emerging.  It's not officially spring, but it sure feels like it out there.  We've got spring peepers peeping already and I saw a garter snake around the 10th.  Amazing. Anyway, on my quick stroll... Continue Reading →

When It Becomes Visible

You know, I think I spend more time with my backpack off and it lying on the ground than I do actually wearing it!  Being that I spend so much time way down on the ground, photographing tiny things I think I need a different rig.  Or one that allows me to work differently.  But... Continue Reading →

Into the Great Wide Open

Phew.  Our most recent heatwave is over and I can probably get back outside.  I say probably because it's horse and deer fly season and those just make me miserable.  They're relentless and will bite you to death if given half a chance. Lately I've been playing a bit more deliberately with bokeh and its... Continue Reading →

Not your typical wildflower

Let the microscapes begin! Not the most beautiful or delicate of wildflowers, but one of the first to appear.  I went wandering in one of the many nature preserves in Andover, Massachusetts the other day and one section of the swamp was covered with skunk cabbage.  I read that they can come up so early... Continue Reading →

Lily of the Valley – Part 8

After some weeks of relative sameness, the plants are beginning a new phase - the die back. I love the contrast between the still verdant leaves and the dying leaves.   The textures are still terrific. And of course I couldn't resist a monochrome conversion.  The shapes and light variation in the early morning is perfect... Continue Reading →

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