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  1. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, It's been a while since I uploaded any photos. I've still been active on my blog, and have been posting photo and stories. I just haven't put any up here because they have all been about insects and I have posted quite a number of pictures over the past few months. I don't want to wear...
  2. Aquarium Photography
    OK, I am exploiting some literary license-bees don't have a bum after all-but I just couldn't resist! The item in question is actually the abdomen of a bumble bee; and the photo below is one of a baker's dozen of pics of western thatching ants I posted on my blog last night. Cheers, EC...
  3. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, The photo below is of a freshwater planarian flatworm (Polycelis coronate) as it crawls along the surface of a submerged leaf. I posted this photo and a number of others on my blog tonight. I have had a life-long fascination with planaria (I blame my sister, as I explain in my blog)...
  4. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, The photo below is a portrait of a blue bottle fly that is one of the pictures that went up on my blog yesterday. These are a common type of blow fly that has the delightful scientific name of Calliphora vomitoria. Considering that these flies feed on carrion, their scientific name...
  5. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, My latest blog is about photographing ants...which are everything that a macro photographer looks for: they are small (pretty much a prerequisite for macro), attractive (some of them at least) and best of all, they do interesting things. The photo below is a western thatching ant...
  6. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, I have discovered that I really like photographing spiders... they are pretty darn interesting critters-both in behaviour and appearance. Plus of course many species are ambush predators that sit in one place and wait for prey to come along (sit-and-wait predators). The nice thing about...
  7. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, I posted this photo of a harvestman on my blog the other night-an arachnid that isn't a spider for a change! Mind you, I did get some more really nice pics of spiders recently...they will go up soon. Cheers, EC macrocritters harvestman F22 copyright Ernie Cooper 2012_filtered sm for...
  8. Aquarium Photography
    Not for the squeamish: the photo below is of a feeding mosquito: one of a series of pictures I posted on my blog last night of this mosquito slowly filled its gut with my blood! Cheers, EC macrocritters mosquito 7 copyright Ernie Cooper 2012 sm for post by ernie.cooper, on Flickr
  9. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, I finally had the chance to get back out in the field to look for bugs with my camera. I posted a number of photos on my blog last night-this was my favourite. It's always nice to see something enjoying a nice feast... Cheers, EC macrocritters spider 1 copyright Ernie Cooper 2012 sm...
  10. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, Yesterday I finally had the chance to head off with a net to a nearby slough to collect some more pond critters to photograph. I was specifically looking for either backswimmers or water boatmen-and of course I didn't find any of either... ...but I did take collect a water strider to...
  11. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, OK, I think I have sorted out the problems I was having with stacking images. The photo below is of an immature drumming katydid (Meconema thalassinum) that I posted on my blog last night. It was compiled from a stack of 41 images. Its head was no more that 2 or 3 mm across. What do you...
  12. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, I know this isn't an aquatic animal (but it is a crustacean), but... I posted this photo on my blog last night--a highly magnified picture of a common sow bug or woodlouse (order Isopoda).-along with a brief explanation of how I did it. More discussion will follow in the next couple...
  13. Aquarium Photography
    Hi all, I posted this photo on my blog last night, along with an explanation of how I used Photoshop to salvage the picture. Later today I will be posting some much nicer pictures of this same critter... Cheers, EC macrocritters
  14. Crustaceans/Inverts/Mollusks
    Hi all, Last night I posted macro photos of 3 types of shrimp (cherry red, Pinocchio and flower) on my blog and thought I would re-post one of them here. I'd love to read any comments or suggestions... Cheers, EC
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