These owls are known to winter here. This is my first time going out to see them. I had to wait until it was almost dark and although there have been several seen here at once I only saw this one flying around. Before sunset I walked around the fields and found some owl pellets, one in particularly good shape which I deconstructed.
Nymph of a stink bug. Not sure if there is a specific species or not.
My first posting of a Monarch this year. Wish I saw more of these.
Was having some fun with my new macro setup.
I call em sweat bees. I'm realize now with macro photography there are more than just one kind of tiny bees.
Super tiny flower buds. Was experimenting with a new macro photography setup.
I doubt this will get an ID. It was just the tiniest spider I've ever photographed. Its about 1mm in size. I was using my extreme macro setup and found this guy tucked away inside some flower petals.
Ladybug Larva extremely close-up. This is two images focus stacked.
This Carpenter Ant was a wonderful subject for me while I took lots of time doing macro shots.
Doing some extreme macro techniques with bugs today.
Found this guy behind my house. I'm just starting to do some extreme macro techniques that I haven't done before. This made a great specimen for practice! He was so cooperative and really seemed to ham it up for me.
First time seeing this caterpillar. Not sure what it is. Got a couple cool macro shots of it though.
The large, leftmost turtle.
Over a foot in length.
The 7 small turtles, excluding the leftmost one.