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Adrian Thysse
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Appreciating the diversity of life.
Appreciating the diversity of life.

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I don’t often get the chance to photograph robber flies (Asilidae), so it was nice to have another opportunity this year during a visit to Halfmoon Lake Natural Area on the 13 June. I had just returned to my feet after crouching to photograph an awkwardly…
Bee-mimic Assassin
Bee-mimic Assassin
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Photographing Long-lipped Tiger Beetles (Cicindela longilabris) at Halfmoon Lake Natural Area is now an annual event. On this occasion, (29 May 2017) the only difference is that I managed to record video of two pairs. The first pair are in sunlight and…
Mating Long-lipped Tiger Beetles
Mating Long-lipped Tiger Beetles
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  A Cherry-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) posing on Lilium buds in our garden. On hot sunny days, you will sometimes see perched dragonflies raising their abdomens up toward the sun. This abdomen-up position, called the obelisk posture, helps keep…
Cherry-face in the Sun
Cherry-face in the Sun
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This website, Macro Photography in Nature, (aka Splendour Awaits) will be shutting down on or before the 9th of October 2018. I still love the excitement and challenge of doing macro photography in nature. I still get drawn into the lives of those who…
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Just a quick post on an artist that impressed me recently… I found out about Raku Inoue’s art through an article in The Guardian. Very impressive creations using natural ‘ingredients’. Much of his art includes images of insects and spiders and is inspired…
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A Cherry-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum internum) posing on Lilium buds in our garden. On hot sunny days, you will sometimes see perched dragonflies raising their abdomens up toward the sun. This abdomen-up position, called the obelisk posture, helps keep…
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After a few months of being dragged around the world (kicking and screaming all the way) by She-who-must-be-obeyed, we have finally returned to settle down at home. I did no macro work when travelling, and I have done no macro field trips since our return…
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Here’s a collection of interesting macro-related articles that I have come across in the last few weeks:   ♦ Look who’s back! http://www.myrmecos.net/2018/03/20/inside-the-university-of-texas-insect-collection/   ♦ Quite a few reviews going around on the…
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  My wife and I were traipsing around India late last year when I received an email from the Cornell Press asking if I would like to review Piotr Naskrecki’s latest book, Hidden Kingdom: The Insect Life of Costa Rica. Considering how much I loved his…
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Two little (7mm) male leafcutter bees, Megachile rotundata Fabricius,  at rest. These are solitary bees introduced to North America in the 1930’s to help pollinate alfalfa. More information on this bee can be found in the virtual entomology collection at…
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