Daniel Greenwood

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When I was a child my dad told me that Jack Frost lived down the side of the bed and if you put your leg or hand down there he would get you. I had visions of some icy blue bloke living under my bed until I was old enough to know better. Thanks dad.

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The darkest and shortest days of the year are the perfect chance to look back at one of my fondest macro memories. It might also cheer some of you to see photos of sunnier, warmer times, teeming with wildlife.

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Macro Monday 12th October 2020 Naturally, last week I summed up this spring and summer of invertebrate life in my garden, thinking it was all over. I was sitting outside one lunchtime, enjoying the kind of sun that doesn’t burn my very pale skin for once. I had seen something…

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Macro Monday 5th October 2020 Autumn is here and the invertebrate season is coming to an end. Temperatures are dipping below 14 degrees and heavy rain is coming. It’s goodbye to our minibeast friends, those tiny ecosystem engineers, for another six months. It was six months ago that I began…

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The insect world is winding down, it’s true, but September can be a great month to see invertebrates. This is especially true for spiders in gardens (and in your house!).

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Back in the garden it’s quieting down big time. I feel that autumn has come early in my garden. However, I was delighted to be visited what we all at first thought was a hornet (come on, admit it) but turned out to be a hoverfly.

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Macro Monday 24th August 2020 Since the end of the heatwave my garden has been hammered by rain and wind. That is not what you need to write a weekly blog about taking macro photos. So I went to my local woodland and put the hard graft in to see…

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Macro Monday 17th August 2020 *Warning*: as you may have guessed, this post contains spiders. Some people may find some of these photos unpleasant, but it may help you to learn to overcome your fear. I am not a spider-psychologist so this is not professional advice, as ever. Here are…

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