Myrmecos

Archives for July, 2008

Among the more charismatic ants I saw during my visit to South Africa was a silver Polyrhachis that seemed all too happy to pose for me. With such an unusually cooperative subject, I was able to experiment with several different arrangements of the flash heads on my MT-24EX twin flash. Compare these two shots, differing…

The mystery male revealed

Who was that waspy-looking male ant I posted last week?

Oh, great…

…it is now legal for Australians to be annoying.

Interviewed!

While I was away the Photoshelter blog posted a recent interview I did with Allen Murabayashi, the company’s CEO.  You can read it here, and I’ve also pasted it below the fold. I don’t market my photos through an agency- my own sites work pretty well- but if I did, Photoshelter is one of the…

Back from South Africa

Sunset over the St. Lucia Estuary I am happy to report that both parts of my trip- ant photography in the coastal forests of St. Lucia and the ICE conference in Durban- were a success. I’ll try to put up a few posts in the coming week about both. A brief note about this photo:…

A Mystery Male

After a stroll through a Palo Verde woodland in the Tucson mountains I returned to my car to find this male ant sitting on the roof. I didn’t immediately recognize it, and several hours later, after I figured it out, I wished I’d stuck around to looks for queens. What is it? I’ll provide the…

Chrysina (=Plusiotis) gloriosa – The Glorious Beetle Huachuca Mountains, Arizona Few of Arizona’s beetles are as spectacular as the jewel scarabs in the genus Chrysina. They are most readily collected by blacklight (as in Kojun’s handful o’ beetles) in juniper forests in the weeks following the arrival of the monsoon. photo details: Canon 100mm f2.8…