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Colorful Caterpillar



Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this colorful caterpillar on a reed recently in a wetland area of Zeeland, Michigan. Perhaps someone reading this can comment on what type of caterpillar it could be.

Macro Beetle


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this beetle on top of a flowering cluster what I believe to be Queen Anne’s Lace today in Zeeland, Michigan. I used my macro lens to get a detailed view.

Bizarre Creature


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this tiny moth a few days ago in a local park. It was perhaps a quarter of an inch long. I had no idea the bizarre appearance it would display as I used my Canon Macro 50mm F-2.5 lens which allowed me to get in close enough to see it in great detail.

Flower Climbing


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this insect climbing onto a flower recently. It looks to be some kind of wasp, but I’m not certain. In any case it went on to pollinate the flower before moving on.

Hunting Mosquitos


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this damselfly perched on a leaf and ready to fly as it was waiting for its prey to get in range. It seemed to be hunting mosquitos. It won’t go hungry anytime soon because this has been a very bad year for mosquitos. (Click on this or any of my other images to see an enlarged more detailed view)



Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

If you’ve ever wondered what a mosquito looks like after taking a bite out of you, here’s one with a full stomach. The mosquitos were out in force this afternoon when I spotted this one at rest. I’m not sure who’s blood it is full of. I’m not sure I want to know…  (click image to see an enlarged more detailed version)

Flying Flower



Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

Photographing butterflies has always been a fun and interesting experience. I was happy to get detailed photos of these two.    “The butterfly is a flying flower, The flower a tethered butterfly.” French lyric poet ― Ponce Denis Écouchard Lebrun

Intricate details


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

As I was about to photograph some blueberries I found in an abandoned orchard, I noticed this beautiful dragonfly as it landed near me. I quickly moved in and using my macro lens, captured the intricate details of its colorful patterns.

In a Yellow Field





Photos Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found a few isolated chicory plants today growing in an Ottawa County, Michigan field covered with yellow flowers. After photographing one with the field as a backdrop, I noticed another with an insect pollinating the blue flower and took the opportunity to capture the moment :)

Golden Summit


Copyright Jeffrey Foltice

I found this tiny insect on the top of a golden colored flower today in Ottawa County, Michigan. I estimate the insect was about 1/8 inch (3.175mm) which necessitated the use of my Canon 50mm F-2.5 macro lens.


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