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Forum: Photography   07-16-2014, 04:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,164
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Jumping spider feeding on cricket (pics)

I found this Phidippus jumping spider wandering around on my living room ceiling. Before releasing it outside I thought I’d take a few photos, and considering that its abdomen looked a little small,...
Forum: Photography   07-03-2014, 03:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 663
Posted By EWTC
Video: tropical harvestman eating a midge

This video shows a tiny juvenile Central American harvestmen (Acromares vittatum) very rapidly devouring a chironomid midge (like a mosquito that doesn’t bite).

I shot this video last weekend on...
Forum: Photography   05-22-2014, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 532
Posted By EWTC
Jumping spider with dinner

Last weekend I was enjoying the beautiful weather by preparing a nice BBQ dinner for the family. We had just sat down at the table (out on the deck) when my youngest son pointed out a “spider...
Forum: Photography   04-15-2014, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 660
Posted By EWTC
"filth fly",

Photos of a "filth fly", genus Muscina . These flies are found worldwide, commonly hanging around livestock facilities, restrooms, outhouses, cadavers; hence the rather unfortunate common name of...
Forum: Photography   04-06-2014, 08:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By EWTC
Thanks all! The front of my lens would have been...

Thanks all! The front of my lens would have been about 4 inches from the wasp. Lots of working room! :icon_smil

I have to admit, I have been stung many times, mainly for getting too close to...
Forum: Photography   04-05-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 716
Posted By EWTC
Bald-faced hornet

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3676/13648404775_9294b30c9e.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/mN4DeH)

I haven't posted here for ages! For that matter I haven't done much photography for ages. I didn't lose...
Forum: Photography   08-24-2013, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 650
Posted By EWTC
Half-black bumble bees mating (video and pic)

The other day I discovered a pair of half-black bumble bees (Bombus vagans) busily mating on my back deck. Naturally I took photos. But I also shot a video and uploaded it to YouTube. It’s a bit...
Forum: Photography   08-18-2013, 04:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 695
Posted By EWTC
A midge massacre! (pic)

Out on the back deck of my house I have two large saucers that hold a number of small pots of carnivorous plants, including a couple of cape sundews (Drosera capensis). Well a couple of weeks ago I...
Forum: Photography   08-09-2013, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 630
Posted By EWTC
boreal jumping spider feeding on a western tent caterpillar (pic)

I took these pictures of a boreal jumping spider (Phidippus borealis) feeding on a western tent caterpillar (Malacosoma californicum) last June. I spotted the spider just after it had caught the...
Forum: Photography   08-02-2013, 08:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 440
Posted By EWTC
My first thread-legged bug (pic)

Yesterday I grabbed my sweep net and went out into the garden to mess around and see what I could collect. After a couple of sweeps through some bushy plants I looked in the net and saw what I first...
Forum: Photography   07-31-2013, 03:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 558
Posted By EWTC
Wasp and pitcher plant (pic)

European paper wasp (Polistes dominula) trying to feed on the tiny droplets of nectar secreted on the underside of the operculum of a yellow pitcher plant (Sarracenia flava). As you can see the wasp...
Forum: Photography   07-29-2013, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 862
Posted By EWTC
the fabulous flesh fly (pic)

I attracted this gorgeous flesh fly (Sarcophaga sp.) by putting the remains of a sockeye salmon out on my deck (as part of the “Flyday” series on my blog). These flies aren’t too skittish (at least...
Forum: Photography   07-21-2013, 05:57 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By EWTC
Greenbottle fly feeding on salmon carcass (pic)

Every Friday I post photos of a different species of fly on my blog (I title them “Flydays”; corny, I know). This past week’s post was about Lucilia sericata, the common greenbottle...
Forum: Shrimp & Other Invertebrates   07-18-2013, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,980
Posted By EWTC
Thai micro crab (pic)

I recently bought a couple of Thai micro crabs (Limnopilos naiyanetri) to photograph and add to my aquarium. These critters were really tiny and my aquarium is chock full of wood and plants. I knew...
Forum: Photography   07-14-2013, 04:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By EWTC
Another jumping spider pic (on white)

Here is another picture of a zebra jumping spider that was hunting midges on my kitchen screen door. This spider chose to sit on the door’s white plastic frame. I was shooting with a ring flash, so...
Forum: Photography   07-11-2013, 03:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By EWTC
Neither actually, they just munched the bugs...

Neither actually, they just munched the bugs right there on the spot, and then dropped the corpses when they were done.

Cheers,
EC
Forum: Photography   07-11-2013, 03:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By EWTC
Mea culpa There is a quote circulating on...

Mea culpa

There is a quote circulating on Facebook that basically says that you are doing science wrong if you don’t make mistakes; that you are doing science really wrong if you don’t correct...
Forum: Photography   07-10-2013, 10:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By EWTC
Zebra jumping spiders munching on mosquitoes (pics)

I’ve been taking photos of zebra jumping spiders (Salticus scenicus) that have been hunting mosquitoes on the screen door to my kitchen. These spiders are really endearing in their movements and...
Forum: Photography   07-03-2013, 10:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By EWTC
About 6 cm (2.36 inches). Cheers, EC ...

About 6 cm (2.36 inches).

Cheers,
EC
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Forum: Photography   06-27-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 656
Posted By EWTC
Little green aphid (pic)

Last weekend I was out collecting green aphids to feed to some baby mantids. I discovered that every time I walked through a patch of
Scotch broom I ended-up with numerous of the little bugs...
Forum: Photography   06-19-2013, 05:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 854
Posted By EWTC
Ant drinking maple syrup (pic)

Not too much of a story here...I put a drop of maple syrup out in the garden to try and coax ants to stop for a taste and pose for some photos for my blog. This was my favourite.

Unfortunately I...
Forum: Photography   06-12-2013, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 493
Posted By EWTC
Chinese mantis baby pics

A few weeks ago I acquired a Chinese mantis (Tenodera sinensis) egg case. The egg case hatched this past week. Now I have lots of little mouths to feed!

This little specimen posed very...
Forum: Photography   06-11-2013, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By EWTC
Aquariums, insects and arachnids, carnivorous...

Aquariums, insects and arachnids, carnivorous plants, gardening, photography, games, my blog...I suspect I have WAY too many hobbies! LOL!

EC
www.macrocritters.wordpress.com...
Forum: Photography   06-08-2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By EWTC
Thanks for the link. I haven't tried stacking the...

Thanks for the link. I haven't tried stacking the Nikkor on a telephoto. Great suggestion.

Where did you learn about the N vs non-N versions, and how can you tell?

Cheers,
EC...
Forum: Photography   06-08-2013, 05:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,055
Posted By EWTC
LOL! No...this is the same weevil that I posted a...

LOL! No...this is the same weevil that I posted a picture of last week. I shot it on the same day and on the same leaf. I just switched gear.

EC
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