Category Archives: photography

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today we have some nice photos from reader Mark Sturtevant. His notes are indented: These are some pictures of arthropods that I have taken this summer.  The first picture is a common but lovely red milkweed beetle (Tetraopes tetrophthalmus). These are a kind of longhorn beetle that feeds on milkweed, and the bright colors are […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

It took me many months of begging and pleading with Pete Moulton, an excellent wildlife photographer, to get him to give me some photos to put up. Day after day I’d see him posting stunning photos—usually birds—on his Facebook page, and day after day I’d ask, “Can I have this, please?”. Finally, when I posted […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I have a comfortable backlog of photos now, but please keep sending them in. Good ones, please. They don’t have to be professional quality (some readers think they have to match the very best photos that have appeared on this site), but they should be appealing and well composed–and in focus! Please add the Latin binomial […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I see that yesterday’s photo post was a repeat of one posted barely a week before. I blame jet lag, not senility. Today we return (I hope) to all new photos—of Lepidoptera. First, from reader Don Bredes, we have “two caterpillars: one good, one bad”. His notes are indented: Found this Black swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

I am embarrassed today, for I have a nice batch of photos by reader Tom Gula, but I have lost his email and thus can’t contact him for notes. Fortunately, he labeled the photos, so I can at least give some information. Perhaps Tom will see this and write me with further descriptions.  As I […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

First, a short note: my duck Honey, according to interim reports and my own personal inspection, is no longer at the pond. I hope she’s flown to more congenial climes, and I really hope to see her next year. I will be able to recognize her now because I have close-up photos of the unique pattern […]

Last days in Dobrzyn

Well, as I sit here in my Warsaw hotel room, having eaten the two sandwiches and package of sausages that Malgorzata made for me, as well as the very last piece of cherry pie she wrapped up, I’m sad to be leaving Poland again. Here are some photos from my last two days there: quiet, […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Today’s pictures, all arthropods, are from reader and regular contributor Mark Sturtevant; his comments are indented: These pictures finally run through the WEIT-worthy pictures of arthropods that I had taken last summer. Lots of new things to share from this summer, though! The first picture is a comma butterfly (Polygonia gracilis), which is amazingly camouflaged against the forest floor […]

Reader’s wildlife photos

Reader Stephen Barnard sent a bunch of photos of birds, mammals, and fish, and added this: Recent inhabitants of my farm. I’ve posted and identified all the species in the past (with the exception of Mr. & Mrs. Brewer’s Blackbird, Euphagus cyanocephalus), so the IDs are left as an exercise for the reader. I see he […]

Readers’ wildlife photos

Reader Tony Eales from Queensland has sent “a passel of arachnids”: his notes are indented: The first are relatively common web spinning spiders. Cyrtophera moliccensis is the Tent Spider, so called because of the dome-like structure it forms in its large tangled web. They are very common in gardens and bushland around here. The Tetragnathid spiders are […]