We found an eastern box turtle on the road today. Here it is being shy before we set it back in the woods! I love how they can close themselves up almost completely in their shells.
A moth and a hoverfly resting on lily petals.
I need help.
I’ve seen these things done and I’ve watched some gain success and watched others dwindle into failure. So, I feel like I have nothing to lose by posting this.
My cat had a terrible accident on Tuesday,…
Venusta orchard spider! This little cutie was extremely fast and sparkled like silver in the sun.
Found near a stream in the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia.
somuchscience asked me how I took pictures of insects on white backgrounds, like this one:
This is one of my favorite techniques, both because it isolates the subject, allowing the viewer to really focus in on the anatomy and appearance of the animal, and because it produces a lovely, even light on the subject.
So, here’s a very brief tutorial on how to achieve this effect.
Honey bee taking a rest on a lily
Here’s a drawing about animals whose young and mature forms are very different. Given that I’m a child of the 80s, there has also been much plumage variety between my juvenile and adult forms.