Fauna

Photographs of animals, pets, bugs, et cetera. You know... fauna.

Evolution is for quitters

Edit: I am leaving the original post below because it frames the conversation nicely… but this is NOT a tick (thanks, ADobson, for the heads up). It’s a pseudo-scorpion. Who knew? Not me! Yes, it’s a tick. Millions of years of evolution, and they haven’t really changed. These creepy crawlies have been doing it the […]

Catching some Zs

This is something I need to do more of. I’ve been sick as a dog for about two and a half days. Unfortunately, my symptoms regularly keep me from sleeping. I’m actually feeling a small amount better right now. It was a pretty rough day, but for the last twenty minutes, I’ve felt all right. […]

Leaping

A young deer leaps into the underbrush in this image. I don’t normally post photos I consider a bust, but every time I look at this I like it a little more. While I’m not a fan of images with blur added by camera movement, in this case, it works well with the young deer […]

Merry Christmas

Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas. Complete with glass robot Christmas tree ornaments.

Flowers and Bees In Flight

I took a few shots of bees buzzing around some flowers this summer on a trip to Virginia, and for some reason, haven’t posted them yet. Here are a couple photos that I thought turned out well. My tips for taking photos of flying insects? Take lots and lots of pictures Use a smaller aperture, […]

Surpentine

I do enjoy a nice snake every now and again. Especially when I know the serpent in question cannot hurt me. This is a harmless Garter Snake. We found Sumo playing with it on the drive way about ten days ago. Back before it started snowing in New Hampshire. I was really quite happy with […]

Dog in the Surf

We took Abigail to the beach a couple weeks ago to try ocean fetch, and she absolutely loved it. I was surprised at how warm the water was. After Labor Day, you just don’t see people jumping in the ocean in New England. Still, I walked in the low waters, and it felt good.

Moth

This photo was shot through a glass window. The moth landed on the glass, and didn’t seem to mind how close I was getting with my big macro lens. EDIT: Found this video and thought it worth sharing. Check it out!

Nemesis: Beetle

A photo of one of the beetles that is terrorizing my garden. I hope the chickens think these things are tasty!

The Dog’s Toes

A photo of Abigail’s foot (she’s a Border Collie / Labrador mix), taken with a macro lens. Are you ready for your close up?