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I had my first 2015 visit to the Opal Natural Area on Thursday, a favorite area of mine due to the diverse habitats: jack pine forest with open areas of
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I had my first 2015 visit to the Opal Natural Area on Thursday, a favourite area of mine due to the diverse habitats:  jack pine forest with open areas of kinnikinnick and reindeer moss, groves of aspen, a few ponds and black spruce fens. A forest fire…
I had my first 2015 visit to the Opal Natural Area on Thursday, a favourite area of mine due to the diverse habitats: jack pine forest with open areas of
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The photography workshop schedule for 2015. Please click the links for more details. June 13, Getting to know your Canon. Ellis Bird Farm. July 4, Intermediate Macro Photography. Ellis Bird Farm. July 7, Garden Photography at MacEwan University. 2…
The photography workshop schedule for 2015. Please click the links for more details. June 13, Getting to know your Canon. Ellis Bird Farm. July 4,
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One of the more successful plants in our garden is the white Martagon lilies we bought many years ago. They appreciate a light shade, and do well as a woodland plant. They will self-seed when happy in with the conditions. Not a native though, but they…
One of the more successful plants in our garden is the white Martagon lilies we bought many years ago. They appreciate a light shade, and do well as a woodland
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Search “macro flash bracket” on Google and you will pull up over 390 000 results. Switch to ‘Image’ search and you will see hundreds of photographs of different commercial and home-made variations of brackets designed for use with macro photography. They…
Search "macro flash bracket" on Google and you will pull up over 390 000 results. Switch to 'Image' search and you will see hundreds of photographs of different
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I haven't actually tried that particular plate, although it should provide a much more stable base than the un-cool straight bracket. I'll post another set-up soon with a similar cool base!
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I spent an enjoyable evening in Red Deer yesterday, as a guest of the Central Alberta Photographic Society. I did a one-and-a-half hour presentation on Macro Nature Photography: The Joy of Bugs and other small pleasures. There was a good group size of…
Blue-eyed bee, possibly Diadasia australis (Cresson), photographed at Dry Island Buffalo Jump, not far from Red Deer. I spent an enjoyable evening in Red
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From June last year… Very striking in appearance, this hoverfly seems to be mimicking an hymenopteran of some kind. I could find out little about this fly, except that it prefers wooded areas, and that the larvae can be found in sap runs and under bark in…
A striking hoverfly, Chalcosyrphus plesia (Curran, 1925) From June last year... Very striking in appearance, this hoverfly seems to be mimicking an
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  Said to be a wasp mimic, Clytus ruricola, the Round-necked Longhorn (Family Cerambycidae) is a wood-boring beetle whose larva feed mostly on maple. The adult is a pollen feeder and, in this case, is making its way over a Euphorbia bloom.  Photographed…
Clytus ruricola, Olivier 1795   Said to be a wasp mimic, Clytus ruricola, the Round-necked Longhorn (Family Cerambycidae) is a wood-boring beetle
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Another reliable plant in our front garden is the perennial Blue False Indigo, Baptisia australis, a member of the family Fabaceae (legumes) that contains other garden plants such as beans, sweet peas, lupines and the shrubby caraganas. Blue False Indigo…
Seems to be wondering, "Just how do I get in here?" Another reliable plant in our front garden is the perennial Blue False Indigo, Baptisia australis, a
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I guess this is a food blog’s equivalent to posting an image of moldy bread…   Instead of discarding this moldy specimen, I decided to give it some recognition. The hyphae of the fungus was very cobwebby, enough to provide some resistance when I pulled…
I guess this is a food blog's equivalent to posting an image of moldy bread... Bombus rufocinctus worker.   Instead of discarding this moldy
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I’ve known for a several years about the famous (in Holland, anyhow) Dutch ecologist and botanist Dr. Jac P. Thijsse (1865 – 1945) who gained his reputation through his naturalistic park designs. Although my father (W.A. Thijsse) knew of no family…
I've known for a several years about the famous (in Holland, anyhow) Dutch ecologist and botanist Dr. Jac P. Thijsse (1865 - 1945) who gained his reputation
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An adult male Microlinyphia mandibulata, previously blogged about at Delicate Linyphiidae. This is a sheet-web weaver (Linyphiidae), so named for the shape of their webs. Four photos of this spider are now up at the gallery. (Photographed on 28 May, 2012…
Microlinyphia mandibulata (Emerton 1882) An adult male Microlinyphia mandibulata, previously blogged about at Delicate Linyphiidae. This is a
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I'm a photographer based in Edmonton, Alberta. I photograph natural landscapes, rural/agricultural scenes and I specialize in close-up and macro photography. 

Born in Canada, but of Dutch descent, my early life was influenced by travels with a constantly moving family. We moved through Canada and South Africa until I reached the age of 17, when we settled down in Edmonton, Alberta. During those years I developed a multitude of interests which I now share by means of photography and blogging

Interests: Photography; nature and biodiversity; entomology; history of science; evolution, Darwin and Co.; medieval history; Middle Earth; ales and brewing; medieval to classical period music, especially folk music; life...

I am married with one child.
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Survived a parachute jump.
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Photographer, Writer.
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Close-up and macro photography, photography workshops.
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    Photography, Landscape Gardening, Writing, 2012
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Evolution | Full text | The London Baedeker for the Darwin enthusiast
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Wilderness and Me | Guy Tal Photography Journal
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The only way something matters, the only way something has meaning, is as it pertains to a miniscule flicker of consciousness within the sli

Deinocheirus Exposed: Meet The Body Behind the Terrible Hand
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For 50 years, the dinosaur was just a pair of arms. But what arms! Each was eight feet (2.4 metres) long, and ended in three eight-inch (20-

This Month In National Geographic: Parasites and Their Zombies
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I've written the cover story for the new November issue of National Geographic about the biology of parasite manipulation. I've been obsesse

The Coming Age of the Internet Naturalist
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Scientists are trying to figure out how to turn our cameras into species discovery engines.

Successful Science Photographers Have Access. Here’s How To Get It. | Co...
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If you spend time reading online photography fora, which you do because you're here, you will already know the key to great photos is owning

Working From Home | Guy Tal Photography Journal
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Wherever I am in this sublime desert, whether in the depths of a canyon, by a small stream surrounded by aspen trees, breathing the sweetnes

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Ten facts about Red-throated Caracaras
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This is a guest post by Sean McCann: photographer, naturalist, entomologist, ornithologist, and graduate student! Sean has spent a LOT of ti

The Arachnologist’s bookshelf
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I'm often asked to define the key resources for learning about spiders so I thought I would share some important books for spider enthusiast

Ten facts about springtails
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Here's another in the 'ten facts' series on Expiscor. This post is from Francisca Sconce, a Postgraduate Researcher at Harper Adams Universi

Pesticide 'contaminating' Prairie wetlands: scientist - Saskatchewan - C...
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A Saskatchewan researcher says many wetlands across the prairies are being contaminated by a relatively new pesticide that is threatening th

Insect Bloggers Reveal Beauty While Sharing Macrophotography Expertise -
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Blogs, informational web sites consisting of discrete entries in reverse chronological order, are a prominent means of communication within

Weird Desert Scale-Insect Sex!
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Dear All – Many greetings from Northern Kenya. Sharing some photos here from an encounter yesterday that make it worth being an entomologist

VISUALS
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Derek Michael Besant is an artist, curator, and writer based in Calgary. Besant has completed substantial public commissions in Canada and a

They can count, too
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In March of 1882 a little known journal that had been founded only two years prior was about to go under – nobody wanted to read it, and its

Yes, atheists are probably more intelligent, on average, than religious ...
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People aren't very good at thinking in terms of probabilities and statistical tendencies. It's part of how our minds work; we categorise thi

A Closer ViewB&H Search Engine Banner
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As priorities evolve and my niche in macro photography as a business begins to expand, I will be spending more time using macro and close-up

Within the Chronicles' Frame: Pseudo-nature Photographers of Indonesia 傷...
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Ohh wait! Isn't it holding a leaf for 30 minutes? Why is the leaf changed in the last photo? A frog's skin, in its natural state, need to be

A Film4 Digital Masterclass - A Field In England
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This is the making of A Field In England, the new Film4.0 production by Ben Wheatley. Watch the making-of film and explore the masterclass f