Spiders in the Midst!

I’m not the biggest fan of spiders. I respect them, I think they have their own special form of mesmerizing beauty, but you probably won’t catch me looking for opportunities to handle them, or let them crawl over any part of my body. That said, this guy (or gal?) was safely seated behind a display…

Miracles of a Macroscopic World

Yet another of the beautiful butterflies I encountered on my trip to their show last year. Notice the ‘straw’ dipping down into the flower? It’s called a proboscis- also called a tongue in the common speech! I got to watch this guy’s proboscis unwind itself from the tight circle it had been moments before, to…

A Butterfly at Rest in a Sea of Green

This photo comes from the first day I headed out with my new Nikkor 85 mm macro lens. It is possible to ‘simulate’ macro or extreme close up photography without a dedicated macro lens, but all the evidence my research had turned up suggested my close ups would shift to a new level of accuracy…