If you follow Compound Eye, you are probably aware that we have been extremely boring since early May. So boring were we, in fact, that we haven't actually posted anything.We apologize for the dearth...
This week I harvested a lovely linden honey (at right) from one of our backyard beehives. Nectar from linden flowers yields a honey that is exceptional both in its pale tone and in its strong flavor...
Leigh Beadon over at Techdirt has an unconventional response to the LA Times ant story involving an artist who sketched one of my photographs: There can be little doubt that the illustration is directly copied from the photo...
Yesterday's L.A. Times ran a charming piece about ant sex by biologist Marlene Zuk: What ant sex reminds us is that spring can be kind of scary, or at least sobering, particularly for non-humans...
If you blog, you probably know that most online images are copyrighted and off-limits for your site. Where is an enterprising science writer to turn for artwork that is free, beautiful, and legally bloggable?...
How important is light to photography?Light is almost everything! This observation should not be surprising, as what is photography other than the capture and recording of photons?
[the following is a modified repost from Myrmecos blog] Dedicated insect photographers normally employ specialized macro lenses to focus on their tiny subjects.
An actual figure, from an actual research paper: Source: Meyer-Rochow, V. B., Jozsef Gal. Pressures produced when penguins pooh - calculations on avian defaecation.
The wayward continent of Australia is famous for the strange and relictual creatures that have evolved in near-complete isolation. The insects are no exception.
Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. Apparently some of you read Monday's post on using a droplet of water as a macro lens, because I've been receiving lovely cell-phone macros all week...
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