Early morning in Beacon Hill Park

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The past week has been rather hectic, with a flood forcing Catherine and I from our home, paper revisions made and further plans for Honduran fieldwork underway. I did not get a chance to post these shots I took from our time on the Island, where I spent part of Sunday morning out shooting in the dry grasses of Beacon Hill Park.

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I saw lots of moth eggs on the dry grasses.

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Now is the time to find sclerotia of ergot (Claviceps spp.) which contains chemicals studied by Albert Hofmann (from which he synthesized LSD-25).

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This sleepy robber fly was not as sleepy as I thought, and flew off after this shot.

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The skipper was more accommodating.

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A peacock stalks the Garry Oak meadow.

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Coelioxys rufitarsus hanging from grass in the dawn light.

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I tried a couple wider shots with the 18-55 on 11 mm of extension (around 24 mm focal length). This is something I would like to try more of…

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