Image by Thomas Shahan
What a beautiful pest! Here’s the Azalea lace bug, Stephanitis pyrioides – shot with a new Venus 60mm lens in the style of the stacked images I was producing for the lab a few months back. This specimen was alive and healthy (and resultingly, not terribly cooperative) – shot atop a clear plastic petri dish with black velvet below. Crop from a 5 shot stack at f/8 or so. Imaging these guys on a black background doesn’t show off the diagnostic black-brown maculations but really brings out the beautiful iridescence present in these tingids.
And a special announcement for west-coast folks (or anybody else!) that would like to join me and some other macro guys for a macro workshop – I’ll be instructing again with Bugshot – this time in California! More info here: bugshot.net/
Bald Eagle returns to the nest – sequence – 5 of 16
Image by TonysTakes
Home maintenance is a fact of life for humans and apparently for Bald Eagles as well. With their nest established and mama already sitting on eggs, the male continues to ensure the home is maintained in top condition. Here he returns from a quick trip with some grass to add to the nest. Taken in Jefferson County, Colorado.