Nova Scotia Photographer of Wildlife, Nature, Macro and more

Macro Photography

Giant Ichneumon Wasp – macro – Antigonigh N.S.

Giant Ichneumon wasp - macro

Giant (yellow headed) Ichneumon wasp - Megarhyssa atrata  -  Female. This huge wasp, 6inch+ body, is drilling to deposit her eggs in a live grub or larva in the tree. The eggs hatch and their wasp larva eat the host insect in the tree for the nutrients before they chew their way out of the tree.  The female's Ovipositor or tail →


Ants Gathering, – Macro

Small red ants gathering food macro photography

Ant Macro photo,  Shot 3:1 Life sized.


Jumping Spider Macro

Jumping Spider Macro, Nova Scotia, Canada

A shot of a jumping spider just as its about to jump and attack my lens!  Shot 3:1 life sized.


Red vs Blue.. Zebra Cichlids in a lip lock

Red and blue tiger cichlid


Solitary Bee Face

solitary bee macro

  Very small solitary bee, length around 3mm. Shot 3:1 life sized, cropped.


1mm Crab spider

1mm crab spider macro

This is about as close up as I can go with my gear.  Shot 3:1 life sized with heavy crop.


Another Jumping Spider

Jumping Spider Marco

2.5-3 mm leg span jumper. Shot 3:1 life sized


Nectar Collector

Bee Feeding Macro


Death Becomes Her… Brown-eyed Susan Macro

Brown-eyed Susan Macro


Crab Spider Macro

A very small crab

A very small crab spider around 3mm leg span. Shot 3:1 life size with crop.


Jumping Spider Macro

Jumping Spider

First jumper of the season for me.. found this tiny jumper today on my house. About 2mm width,  shot around 2.5:1 life size with a heavy crop.