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Another update to the gallery, this time the complete set of the European earwig photos from 2012. This little guy was first blogged about at Entomology Notes 1: How to pin a baby earwig.
One-day old earwig Another update to the gallery, this time the complete set of the European earwig photos from 2012. This little guy was first blogged
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  I’ve been neglecting the blog lately as I prepare for two speaking engagements and some new workshops, so when I find time to spare, I work through images from the past. I am hoping to use Zenfolio to store all my images eventually, giving me one more…
  Pollen covered Bombus rufocinctus. I've been neglecting the blog lately as I prepare for two speaking engagements and some new workshops, so when
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Another upload to the gallery, this time a female Running Crab Spider (Philodromidae), Thanatus sp., possibly T. formicinus. At the time, I wondered about the ‘split’ on the abdomen, and it was only when I got closer that I saw it was part of the natural…
Thanatus sp., a Running Crab Spider Another upload to the gallery, this time a female Running Crab Spider (Philodromidae), Thanatus sp., possibly T.
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University of Adelaide researchers have made a surprising discovery which seems to challenge the traditional Darwinian view of evolution. A team led by Dr. Simon Tierney discovered that a species o...
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While this bee was going through a re-shoot, the lighting unit, a Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite Flash, failed on the right side. This image is cropped from the previous 150 image focus-stacked image that I was not satisfied with, but I will share it now…
Male Common Eastern Bumblebee, Bombus impatiens Cresson While this bee was going through a re-shoot, the lighting unit, a Canon MT-24EX Macro Twin Lite
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Thanks, Martin. I'll do some checking on the flash to see if repairs are worthwhile.
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Cranefly portrait. 150 image focus stack, cropped and combined in Zerene Stacker.   Approx. actual size. 31 Dec. 2014  
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There is so much power in photography, as the old adage goes: A picture is worth a thousand words. Imagine if you did more than just create a photograph? Imagine if you taught a generation of people how to tell a story with a camera? Would you? I have, and find it terribly rewarding! Well perhaps …
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◊ The gallery on Dolichovespula arenaria (previously blogged here) has been updated with more photos that were taken in July 2014, including some of the inside of the nest. Go take a gander. ◊ I’ve been working on this new website design for 2015. It is…
Dolichovespula arenaria, the common aerial yellowjacket. ◊ The gallery on Dolichovespula arenaria (previously blogged here) has been updated with more photos
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My first impression was ‘Triceratops’ rather than “Buffalo”… This Mambracid (Ceresa sp.) was one of the nice surprises I found in Writing-on-Stone in late September last year. I was searching through shore-line shrubs beside the Milk River when I came…
My first impression was 'Triceratops' rather than "Buffalo"... Bug with nostrils? This Mambracid (Ceresa sp.) was one of the nice surprises I found in
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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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  • Currently: Self Employed
    Photography, Landscape Gardening, Writing, 2012
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Adrian Dirk Thysse
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Evolution | Full text | The London Baedeker for the Darwin enthusiast
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Public interest in Charles Darwin and in scientific climate of the Victorian era continues to grow. Darwin hobbyists are visiting sites arou

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

Webby People's Voice needs YOU
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Help extreme macro photography reach the Promised Land in the Webbys People's Voice. Vote with me.

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