Wildlife Wednesday: Macro world

In this week’s photo selection, let’s explore a few small species in all their glorious tiny details, including the eyes of a dragonfly to the protected entrance of a hornets’ nest. Here’s photography taken in Canada, U.S., India …

Four-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly Portrait
DoundounbaFour-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly Portrait

Laval sur le Lac, Laval, Quebec.

“Portrait of a cooperative four-spotted skimmer dragonfly (Libellula quadrimaculata) photographed along the footpaths at Parc-nature du Bois-de-l’Île-Bizard. These dragonflies have a distinctive amber patch along the leading edge of their wings. Tamron SP Di 90mm F/2.8 (272E), Raynox DCR-250 and homemade onboard flash diffuser. Two-shot focus stack. Macro ratio is about 1.7:1 plus some cropping from the stacking process.” – Pascal Gaudette

Texan Crescent Explored
PhotonFreakTexan Crescent Explored

Del Valle, Austin, Texas.

Chenille de méticuleuse
virginiefortChenille de méticuleuse
Snail on Grass
Pauline BrockSnail on Grass

Atlas Moth (Attacus atlas)
Riverbend Park, Potomac River, Fairfax County, Virginia.

Bald-faced Hornet.
Jenna PettipasBald-faced Hornet.

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We look forward to seeing your contributions and featuring a new selection of your photo submissions every Wednesday here on our blog.

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