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[7 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]

Marching toward the fire, moths wait like scattered
pieces of a forgotten chessboard.


Moths wait like scattered pieces of a forgotten chessboard.

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[23 Mar 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

Transfixed by a midnight spell, a wasp
surveys life through a one-way mirror.


A wasp   surveys life through a one-way mirror

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Braconid wasp

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[16 Mar 2015 | 4 Comments | ]

A lazy sun sets slowly on a departing bumblebee,
ending the evening solitude with
a secret confession.


A lazy sun sets slowly on a departing Bumblebee

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Bumblebee | Bombus impatiens

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[9 Feb 2015 | 2 Comments | ]

Lighting a small world, she calls for lovers
as the daylight burns out.

 
A firefly lights a small world

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Firefly | Lampyridae | Photinus pyralis

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[26 Jan 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

A stained-glass sphinx rules a haunted world
of torn-up roads, on a never-ending search
for her shadow.


A Praying mantis searches for her shadow.

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Chinese Praying Mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis

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[13 Jan 2015 | 11 Comments | ]

A flurry of wings showered in sparks
from the sun, dressed for success in gold.


European Honey bee, Apis mellifera

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

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[6 Jan 2015 | 13 Comments | ]

No chance to lure her back to the civilized world,
ready to jump off the cliff of gravity.


An ant ready to jump

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Eastern black carpenter ant | Camponotus pennsylvanicus

Birds, Books | Art | Misc, Insects etc. »

[29 Dec 2014 | 5 Comments | ]

No Boundaries
Making up for lost time, an egret leaps
into the sun, a showgirl with no boundaries.
Egret

The Walls of Heaven
Like a wizard crafting spells in threes, a gyrfalcon
so bright he dissolves the walls of heaven.
Gyrfalcon

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

As part of “Canton’s Acts of Culture Week 2014″, I held a photography workshop
at the Canton Public Library. Some of the best photos were taken by Akash Nallani.
Akash Nallani

Dick Wagner
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

Golden Bullets
Late for a forgotten appointment with the sun,
mallards transform into golden bullets.
Mallards

Hiding Her Obsessions
A newcomer to the pollination game, she slips
out of focus while arranging her flight, hiding
her obsessions to keep the world at bay.
Honey bee

Lost God
Looking for cab fare, traveling from dawn to dusk,
a lost god falls into a colorful snare.
Ant

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[8 Dec 2014 | 7 Comments | ]

Rounding up rising stars, a honey bee
breaks into the halls of sleep, finding little music,
but so much silence.


A honey bee breaks into the halls of sleep

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Honey bee | Apis mellifera

Insects etc. »

[1 Dec 2014 | 8 Comments | ]

The deadliest ornament waits for the holidays,
filling stockings with dry leaves
and wild hurricanes.


A praying mantis fills stockings with dry leaves and wild hurricanes.

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Chinese mantis | Tenodera aridifolia sinensis