Sneaking up on butterflies and other skills of macrophotography

Bright sunlight makes it easy to get small details.

Wildflowers are in bloom in Maine. Along roadsides, throughout meadows, and deep in the forest, their colors pop and demand attention. And as someone who enjoys wandering about in nature, I readily give them consideration — especially when I’m carrying my camera. But photographing flowers isn’t as easy as one might think. It’s called “macrophotography,” […]

What are these butterflies doing?

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Scrolling through my Facebook feed last week, I came across a stunning photo of yellow butterflies, dozens of them, in a cluster on the ground. The photographer was Sandy Holt Snide of Parkman, someone who spends a great deal of time photographing a wide variety of Maine wildlife. So what were the butterflies doing? I had […]

Where in the woods am I? Asticou Azalea Garden

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Janet Bromley, Tina Dilska, Liz True, Carolyn Newbert, Sandie Sabaka (via Facebook), Thomas Jamrog (via Facebook), Alison Murdoch (via Facebook), Joe Rehmeyer (via Facebook), Wanda Greatorex (via Facebook), Michelle Knowlton (via Facebook) and Carey Kish (via Facebook) won the “Where in the woods am I?” game for the Asticou Azalea Garden in Northeast Harbor in June of 2015 given these verbal clues and the following […]

Where in the woods am I? Curtis Farm Preserve

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Roslyn Reed (via Twitter) won the “Where in the woods am I?” game for the Curtis Farm Preserve trails in Harpswell in June of 2015 given these verbal clues and the following gallery of photos: Last Friday, I visited a new trail network, where I spotted some beautiful wildflowers, birds and even some interesting insects. See if you can figure out where I […]