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Midge on Tap

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1/125s, f11, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro.

I searched for information on these small midges (Diptera: Chironomidae: Orthocladiinae) that are attracted to maple sap but had no luck finding out what these midges are. My neighbour who also taps trees notes that more appear towards the end of the season.

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March 28, 2017 at 4:42 pm

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Small Brown Moth

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1/80s, f5.6, 1600ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. cropped. levels adjusted

I found a tiny brown moth (Lepidoptera) indoors.

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February 24, 2017 at 2:55 pm

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Two Stoneflies

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1/160s, f8, 800ISO, autoWB, 90mm Tamron macro. rotated and cropped. levels adjusted

While looking for macro subjects on this warm afternoon, I saw a spider web on a nannyberry that led me to notice rapidly moving stoneflies (Plectoptera), some of which were mating. I’ve take photos of stoneflies on Viburnum lentago before leading me to wonder if they have a particular liking for this shrub. This is also the earliest that I’ve seen these spring stoneflies about, not surprising since we’ve had such warm weather.

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February 23, 2017 at 3:22 pm

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Big Beaver

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1/125s, f6.3, 400ISO, autoWB, 105mm.

On my afternoon walk (today in the sun, yeah!) along the creek, I came across the fat beaver resting onshore. It was under a cedar tree and I was able to get fairly close (but I stayed a respectable distance).

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January 6, 2017 at 3:42 pm

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Swimming Beaver

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1/80s, f5.6, 800ISO, autoWB, 200mm.

The beavers have been active of late, munching down young trees, caching them in clumps, and swimming up and down the creek.

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December 27, 2016 at 3:47 pm

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Deer Look Up

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1/30s, f5.6, 800ISO, autoWB, 80mm. levels adjusted

My uncle’s deer were not too worried about my visit.

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December 26, 2016 at 4:36 pm

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Curious Alpacas

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1/60s, f6.3, 800ISO, autoWB, 30mm.

Despite the snowy weather, we decided to venture to Amazing Graze Alpacas to visit alpacas and go for a walk at Sager Conservation Area where we saw a misty view.

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December 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

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