Category Archive for 'Snails'

a tale of two bananas

Sunday, October 21st, 2007

A couple of days ago, while hiking to Endert’s Beach near Crescent City, we came upon many Banana Slugs wandering about on the wet grass following the heavy rains of the previous night. Sometimes, it’s useful to include an object for size reference when photographing small creatures. Musing over what to use, I [...]

International Rock-Flipping Day

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

Have you ever had an irresistible urge to carefully pick up a rock to see what’s beneath? Do you ever yearn to unearth a colony of ants? Or perhaps a ground beetle or a spider? Maybe you’d like to find a worm, or perhaps a tiny snake. Or a millipede, or [...]

Circus of the Spineless – Edition #22

Sunday, July 1st, 2007

Welcome to the 22nd edition of Circus of the Spineless!
I considered coming up with a theme for this edition, but in the end, I went with the one unifying quality that I found as I made my way around the web from one blog to the next. I was time and again struck [...]

a taste of summer

Saturday, January 6th, 2007

Yesterday, I spent part of the afternoon looking through last summer’s insect photos. I’d received a request from a book publisher who wanted a particular shot of a spider, so I scanned through a couple of months of photos picking out all the images that might fill the bill. While doing so, I couldn’t [...]

circus of the spineless – edition #15 is up

Thursday, December 7th, 2006

The 15th edition of Circus of the Spineless is now up at Words & Pictures. Roger has assembled a great collection of photos and essays. If you’re interested in invertebrates, definitely take time to check it out! And if you’re a Circus of the Spineless visitor who has just dropped by Burning [...]

a shot in the dark

Monday, November 20th, 2006

A couple of recent photography-related posts have reminded me that I’ve been meaning to write up something about working in low-light conditions. Wayne at Niches has just written two super posts on photographing the night sky — see here and here. Check out the second of these posts to see some interesting photos [...]

what a day!

Monday, May 8th, 2006

(** just click on any of these photos to see a larger version).
Yesterday was “one of those days.” What I mean is, for a hiker-naturalist, it was one of those days when I’m continuously heard to be saying, “Wow! Look at THIS!” And, yes, it’s true, I do get pretty excited by [...]