Details from the de Young

There is so much to see at the de Young Museum in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, I’m not sure it’s possible to absorb it all in just one day. Even though I spent at least a couple of hours there, it now feels like I rushed through in my hurry to get to the California Academy of Sciences across […]

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Macro Monday, Week 6

I wrote about the Pacific chorus frogs in my post last Monday; at the time I was a bit discouraged because I hadn’t been able to spot any on the local trails where I’ve seen them in past years. It could be that — like much of the other wildlife — they’ve been a bit late this year because of […]

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Pollinators

Spring’s colorful blooms may be long gone, but there are still plenty of flowers and other plants full of tempting nectar for bees and other pollinators. This field of common madia on the south shore of the American River was buzzing with activity yesterday morning — a perfect chance to me to work on my bee-photographing skills.

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Macro Monday, Week 5

I was hiking the dirt trails on Mississippi Bar when I first noticed these tiny little critters back in June 2017. I wasn’t sure if they were tiny frogs or toads, but they seemed to be nearly everywhere in the dust and the weeds, the largest maybe the size of a US quarter and many of them even smaller! Since then […]

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Macro Monday, Week 3

You may have noticed that I haven’t been doing much with Macro Monday lately; well, that’s because I’ve been playing around with super close-up photography and trying to decide precisely what sort of subjects I want to shoot — and I haven’t been all that impressed with my results thus far. So rather than trying to make my cameras do […]

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