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

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"

Del Valle, Austin, Texas.

Chenille de méticuleuse
Snail on Grass

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

Bald-faced Hornet.

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