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Mud Dauber Stinger

Mud Dauber Stinger

Have you ever wondered what the stinger of a bee, hornet, wasp or mud dauber looks like? Here is a 4.3x magnification of a Mud Dauber stinger.

Clematis lanuginosa


I planted a vine 9 years ago and each year the vine blooms with giant purple flowers. I never researched what I planted. It turns out it is a Clematis,



I recently walked out of the garage early one morning only to find this very nice specimen. He was so still that I was able to grab my camera and take this image. I decided to name him “Fred”.

Begonia - Backlit at 3x Magnification


There is a pot of begonias in the entry way to the house. I was needing a subject to practice my macro skills and use the new light box that I had just built. So, I plucked one of the begonias and set it up.

Itsy-Bitsy Spider…

The nursery rhyme goes something like “The itsy-bitsy spider climbed up the water spout. Down came the rain and washed the spider out.”, however, this one was on my garage door.