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Tag Archives: macro photography
A couple weeks ago, I was walking around in my family’s prairie and spotted this tiny silhouette. The morning sun was shining through the leaves of a stiff goldenrod plant and a fly was (apparently) warming itself in those rays. … Continue reading
When I was at the Niobrara Valley Preserve in late June, I did some macro photography, in addition to the sunset photo I showed last week. Here are four photos from that trip. . . .
Prairies are underappreciated by much of the general public, even in states and provinces where prairies are (or were) the dominant landform. They’re often seen as boring, drab, weedy, or otherwise uninteresting. One of my goals in life is to … Continue reading
For no particular reason, here is a picture of a caterpillar: I was looking through some old photos and stumbled upon this one. I’d forgotten how much I liked it, and thought I’d share it with you. Among other things, I like the … Continue reading
For a nature photographer like me, Nebraska winters can get pretty long. Especially winters like this one with very little snow. How many photos of brown grass and dried flowers can I take, after all? I don’t have the equipment or … Continue reading
The melting and freezing of water can sure create beauty. During the last week, I’ve spent several days at our prairie cutting trees and playing with my kids. The wetland on the property is frozen enough for ice skating, but warm days/cold … Continue reading
Monday morning was cold here. If I remember correctly, it was about 4 degrees below zero when I decided to go for a walk with my camera. (Because, hey, what else would you do on a morning like that?) There … Continue reading
Continuing the theme from earlier this week, here is another photo of a sunflower seed head. This one was taken on a frosty morning last week. I usually try to avoid putting a horizon line behind the subject of a … Continue reading
If found this dragonfly encased in dew a couple weeks ago as I walked through a small prairie here in Aurora. I’m sure someone reading this will be able to tell me what species it is – I don’t know … Continue reading
Nature can be incredibly complex and difficult to understand. Every creature is always reacting to the conditions around them, and continually evolving strategies to keep up with an ever-changing world. Because we don’t always understand the full spectrum of challenges facing organisms their behavior sometimes seems illogical. (And, sometimes, it probably is.) Regardless, trying … Continue reading