Archive for August, 2011


Two for the Team

August 28, 2011

I was testing out some new photo gear the other day, and I needed a reliable spot to shoot macro of moving subjects. For reliability, nothing beats the comings and… [Continued]

Russula spp.

Fungus in the Tuscarora

August 23, 2011

As summer begins to wind down, and summer thunderstorms periodically soak the mountains, we usually get a fruiting of mushrooms in our forests. This weekend, the Tuscarora State Forest will… [Continued]


Shooting the Sphinx, finis

August 17, 2011

So, I have promised some notes on photographing night-flying sphinx moths in flight. First, they are very active at dusk—at about the time that your Momma would have expected you… [Continued]


Shooting the Sphinx, 3

August 11, 2011

I had intended this Note to be about photographing Sphinx moths at night. It was to be the last in the series. However, there are some new developments in my… [Continued]

Pandorus Sphinx Caterpillar

Shooting the Sphinx: 2

August 7, 2011

This is the second part of a multi-part Note on Sphinx moths. This part deals primarily with caterpillars. Unlike the previous Note, this Note is free of wonky photography stuff…. [Continued]


Shooting the Sphinx

August 3, 2011

If you visit the Great Sphinx of Ghiza, you will be told by the ubiquitous tour guides that the sphinx’s nose was shot off by Napoleon’s artillery.1 That would be… [Continued]

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