MACRO MOMENTS WEEK 32: Western Pygmy Blue

Let’s get small. These mighty folks are N. Am’s smallest – about the size of a fingernail. The top side of the wings are a lovely mix of a black/white boarder with dark copper & rich blue hues. I’ll be damned if I can get that shot, so here’s the underside. Not a bad consolation prize. 


Brephidium exilis, f11, ISO 1600, 1/100, 100mm, no flash, chest mount contraption 

Macro Moments: Week 32

Macro Moments: Week 30

Photo #1 for Musin’ With Susan weekly macro challenge. Subject – birds. 

Casual observation would lead you to believe these fellas are happy go lucky sugar slurping mini George Jetson’s of the backyard. Those with a longer association know them as the tiny pissed off ninja warriors they are. Took over a year to stop ducking when it seemed a collision with my forehead was imminent. Regardless of the tonnage of sugar water in ones yard, they are all fight & fury as if only a drop remains. 

Anna’s Hummingbird taken w/Canon Rebel XSi & 300mm zoom lens, ISO 1600, s speed 1/500, ap 8, w/moderate cropping

Macro Moments: Week 29

Musin’ With Susan weekly macro challenge. 

Macro Moments Challenge: Week 29

Welcome to Macro Moments Challenge: Week 29 and  thank you to everyone who entered last week’s challenge.   Congratulations to macmsue of snaphappi  https://snaphappi.wordpress.com/ , a frequent winner of the challenge, for her winning entry of a stunningly sharp and well-composed photo of a wasp building it’s nest.  Please pay macmsue a visit to view her work. https://snaphappi.wordpress.com/2017/01/29/macro-moments-week-28/ […]

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Macro Moments Challenge: Week 29

Eye of the beholder. Couch’s Spadefoot. Canon Rebel xsi, w/100mm