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[29 Sep 2014 | 6 Comments | ]

A new-born mantis is all but invisible,
master of ceremonies at a lunatic carnival.


A new-born mantis is all but invisible

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Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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[15 Sep 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Stitching together memories, the midnight stirring
of sleeping beasts produces reason.


Sawfly Larva

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Sawfly Larva

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[8 Sep 2014 | 10 Comments | ]

A katydid searches for the garden’s last joule of energy,
filing away her dreams in a hidden knothole.


A katydid searches for the garden's last joule of energy

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Greater Angle-wing Katydid | Microcentrum rhombifolium

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[2 Sep 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

The night sun shines on a feral hunter, her moves
the perfect pitch of articulated ease.


A mantis moves with<br />
 the perfect pitch of articulated ease

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Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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[26 Aug 2014 | 15 Comments | ]

Ready to take on the world, a honey bee
maps the position of every leaf and bloom.


A honey bee maps the position of every leaf and bloom

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[11 Aug 2014 | 12 Comments | ]

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

Insects etc. »

[4 Aug 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

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


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Damselfly

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[22 Jul 2014 | 4 Comments | ]

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

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[15 Jul 2014 | 11 Comments | ]

Strangers in an overflowing garden,
toying with with a golden goddess.


Honey bee flies past flower

Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[1 Jul 2014 | 18 Comments | ]

Over at Scientific American, photographer Alex Wild is
discussing some of the techniques used
to photograph fireflies. Link Link.

I’m knee-deep in fireflies every evening now,
working on my firefly book, which will be published in 2016.

I’m working with video as much as still imaging,
here’s a still from one of my videos.

A mating call heard in the secret compartment
between flashes, trembling wings
whisper the day’s end.


Firefly Mating Calls