Being all-but-stuck in my own backyard for the better part of two weeks during a health crisis has provided me with ample time to enjoy my own small bit of nature. It has also reminded me β€”what with the bumble bees, wasps, ants, ladybugs, butterflies, spiders, flies, and so on β€” that there is a lot of critter life to be found in a couple hundred square meters of suburban backyard. Photographing backyard bugs was one of the big β€” ahem, small β€” reasons I bought myself a macro lens a decade back and really got into taking pictures of little fauna crawling around the variety of flora I’d nurtured. As of this afternoon the blossoms are just appearing on…

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