18 Aug 2014 | 13 Comments | Birds »

Rushing to meet another day, a wide-eyed
goldfinch bluffs his way through flight school.


A wide-eyed goldfinch bluffs his way through flight school

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American Goldfinch | Carduelis tristis

11 Aug 2014 | 11 Comments | Insects etc. »

Trailing the last moments of daylight
in the twilight streets, fiery tails
excite the air.

Firefly season is ending soon here, only a few more chances
for images in my firefly book.

Firefly season is ending soon, trailing the last moments of daylight.

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Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis

4 Aug 2014 | 7 Comments | Insects etc. »

He came from nowhere, wings a dazzling
masterpiece of design, here and
gone in a moment.


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Damselfly

31 Jul 2014 | 14 Comments | Books | Art | Misc »

The great rock guitarist Dick Wagner is gone. I’ve been a fan since his time leading The Frost;
I was fortunate to see them many times at sock hops around Detroit.

I made this portrait of him not long ago and it was a real pleasure
to know it was one of his favorites; he used it as the cover
of his last album, “Captured”.

It takes a great spirit to make such great music – rest in peace, Dick Wagner.

Dick Wagner

Detroit Free Press story
Rolling Stone

22 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | Insects etc. »

Overwhelmed by her demons, an ant is the newest
initiate to the whipping club.


An ant is the newest initiate to the whipping club

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Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus