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Save the beeeeeeez. Once you learn more about the difference between the types of bees, wasps, and other black-and-yellow buzz-floofs, you come to the realization that these little fellas are incredible.

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Wow, what luck! Not one…or two (seen here) but THREE juvenile Barred Owls in Forest Park. We were riding back for the night, nearly finished with our ride when we saw a large bird fly in front of us. Then a second. As we stopped to take photos, a third owl perched right above our heads. All three were making screeeeeeeches every 10 seconds or so as if they were calling for another. Maybe calling for the parents to feed them? They didn’t seem too Continue reading →

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This beetle, the size of a penny, was such a good model for me tonight. It sat on my deck and on this flower with the patience only an invertebrate could have.

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That hair! I was never into spiders at all until I got some extension tubes for my camera. Now I can use the 16-50mm kit lens with a extension and focus really close on something so small. Who knew that jumping spiders could be so cute?  It’s crazy to think this little fella is only 3-4mm across.  

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First thing out my front door, a purple flower. Photographing something at night with flash produces some interesting backgrounds that don’t require much in the way of processing but tend to be underexposed.  

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I never grow tired of watching the humbird right outside our front door.  It’s so hard to get an action shot of a bird the size of large grape that moves at 99% the speed of light.