Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Posting may be a bit light today as I’m Skyping in 20 minutes with a college evolution class in New York (it’s about WEIT); and I just did some virtue signaling. But enjoy these recent photographs from Stephen Barnard in Idaho, including the butt of a Great Horned Owl. His captions are indented: Desi bringing […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tom Hennessy from Virginia sent some nice flower photos: I clipped off a bit of a Columbine [Aquilegia sp.] flower from my garden to bring indoors for a few macro photos.  Only after I had the photos up on my computer screen did I realize that I had a tiny stowaway on the stem of […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Karen Bartelt sent a big batch of photos, in three parts; I’ll put up part 1 today, featuring two lovely species of woodpeckers. Her notes are indented. We took a trip to Big Bend National Park [Texas] this February.  The park is famous for an abundance of birds, especially during spring and fall migrations. […]

Wonderfully detailed insect photos, composed of thousands of images

From The Colossal comes a great post with amazing photos of pinned insects, and the method used to take them will surely interest the photographers in the audience. First, a few photos, which are in much lower resolution than the original. Let me add that these pictures, taken by Levon Bliss, will be on exhibit at […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

As I mentioned when in Portland, I encountered reader Bruce Thiel at my free will talk; Bruce’s avocation is preparing fantastic fossils that he finds locally. I’ve featured some of his preparations before; have a look, as I’ve never seen anything like them. Using a dental drill and working slowly and meticulously, he produces fossils like […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

We don’t get very many submissions of plant photos, and I know we have some botany lovers out there, so enjoy these photos from reader Ken Phelps from the Pacific Northwest: A foliose lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata??) growing in the moss that substitutes for lawn in our yard. An assortment of chocolate lilies (Fritillaria biflora): Camassia quamash […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

For those of you who sent photos when I was gone, rest easy: they’re in the queue. But I’m late, have little time to post, and so we’ll have just a few photos. Stephen Barnard sent images of his eagles Desi and Luci, now raising two chicks, and a landscape: Fresh fish, home delivery. Bald eagle: Haliaeetus leucocephalus […]

Portland, part trois

I’m leaving Portland this afternoon, and will show a few photos I took in the last two days. First, some archetypal Portlanders. People like this are by no means rare in the city. One is showing a distorted cultural appropriation: red dreadlocks! I can’t even. . . .  I am shaking and crying now about […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader John Harshman is a birdophile, but he sent us photos of plants (we don’t get nearly enough plant pix) and a reptile as well. His captions are indented: Here are some things I found in my neighborhood. First, a hooded oriole (Icterus cucullatus) a nectar-feeder who likes the Australian bottlebrush (Callistemon sp.) in my back […]

Readers’ wildlife photographs

Reader Lou Jost, who lives and works in Ecuador, found a really cool beetle, and a case of possible mimicry that I didn’t know about. His descriptions are indented: Here’s another weird insect I found. This one is a translucent chrysomelid beetle larva, subfamily Cassidinae, which builds a rough likeness of another insect or spider, […]

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