A rare Bog Elfin, Callophrys lanoraieensis, poses for the camera.  
  The Fragrant White Water Lily, Nymphaea odorata, a symbol of tranqulity.  
  A male Cedar Waxwing, Bombycilla cedrorum, with a dragonfly for his mate.  
  Which end is which? The caterpillar of the Spotted Tussuck Moth, Lophocampa maculata.  
  A convenient sunbathing rock for Harbour Seals, Phoca vitulina, off the Nova Scotia coast.  

About me...

ImagiNature Studio

I've been taking photos since I was a young boy. I can remember taking photos of birds and squirrels at a Boy Scout camp when I was 7 or 8 years old, using an old Brownie, and was thrilled with the pale, washed-out, where-is-the-bird-in-this-picture photos. Eventually I graduated from the Brownie to an unmemorable point-and-shoot 110, then a series of SLRs beginning with a Yashica TL Electro and ending with a pair of Canon T70s and a stable of expensive lenses. Now I shoot nothing but digital.

Times have sure changed, but I still like taking pictures of critters. And being the product of life-long birdwatcher parents had a deep and profound influence when I opted to leave a lucrative (but unsatisfying) career to go to University. My wife, Pat, knew, but it took me awhile to figure out, that once I'd started, I'd go "all the way." I finished my PhD in Biology, specializing in plant-insect interactions that are mediated by plant defensive chemistry, in 1997.

So, I come by it honestly. My Dad also loved photography and I have many happy memories of excursions to marshes, woods and fields in search of sometimes elusive, but always enjoyable, "prey." I've now taken photos of a wide-variety of subjects in a surprising number of places, and have amassed a collection of images exceeding 35,000 individual photos. Favorite subjects, as you'll see if you peruse the Galleries, are butterflies, odonates, beetles, wildflowers and other "macro" subjects. Browse around and, please, let me know what you think.

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