Redback Spider

After a bit of an unplanned hiatus from photography due to life events, I decided that a good way to get inspired again would be to try something a little different. Since I had a day off I had intended to test out some of the Tamron Adaptall lenses I’ve picked up recently, but the …

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Pholcus

Add enough magnification and even benign critters start to look scary. This is a large daddy long legs (Pholcus phalangioides I think) that I caught in our bedroom. Judging by the way the pedipalps look I’m guessing a male in search of a mate. Shot with a 100mm macro with a 50mm reversed on the …

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Hibiscus Harlequin Beetle

Whilst I was staying with my parents over the holidays, I spent a lot of time out in the yard helping dad with his car, etc. Late on afternoon we discovered a swarm of hibiscus harlequin bugs (Tectocoris diopthalmus) on an unidentified tree in their backyard whilst setting up some sprinklers. One of them had …

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A Christmas Present

Whilst we were in Brisbane we decided we’d take the opportunity to have a look around at what kinds of snakes were available for sale. There were a couple of places where the pythons for sale were so aggressive the shop assistants couldn’t even take them out of their enclosures without being struck at, and …

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Eriophora Sp.

As much as I love using film, and love the results from my new Pentax 645N, I have to admit that there are certain types of photography that are much easier and more convenient on digital. After dark macro using wireless off camera flash is one of those areas. Yesterday morning when I took our …

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