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  • #1. I love the light in this one. I think it is a Ruddy Darter - Sympetrum sanguineum. Found in a pond in the Bergius Botanic Garden, August 8th 2009. width:1024;;height:682
  • #2. I think this is some kind of Fritillary, but I am not sure... Found in Hagaparken in July 2009, in an area that is now occupied by the Royal Family... width:1024;;height:682
  • #3. You can find all kinds of exotic flowers in the Bergius Botanic Garden width:1024;;height:682
  • #4. I find Bumblebees hard to shoot. I am quite pleased with this one though. Shot in July 2009 in the part of Hagaparken now occupied by the Kingdom. width:1024;;height:682
  • #5. European Peacock. I prefer this angle to the the more common one that shows the pattern on the wings. width:1024;;height:682
  • #6. Green Anole from 2008, when I was living in Yap, Micronesia. I like the "Green On Red On Green" contrasts in this one. width:1024;;height:702
  • #7. Female Brown Hawker laying eggs in a pond in the Bergius Botanic Garden in Stockholm. width:1024;;height:694
  • #8. Spring buds - Goat Willow, April 2009 in Stockholm. width:1024;;height:682
  • #9. Red dragon... a male Neurothemis terminata dragonfly in Yap, Micronesia in 2008.  I used to run into these guys on my daily island walks. width:1024;;height:695
  • #10. A Boomslang - Dispholidus typus, at Skansen zoo, Stockholm. I liked the way it was resting his head... ISO 3200. so quite a lot of noise, but I actually like the noise. width:1024;;height:682
  • #11. Hovering Hoverfly. This is as small as it gets with my current lens... (1/250, f/8.0, ISO:250.) width:1024;;height:682
  • #12. Bumblebee in Coneflower. Found in the Norra Begravningsplatsen cemetary in Stockholm in late August 2009. width:1024;;height:682
  • #13. Another dragonfly found in Yap, Micronesia - a Red Swampdragon (Agrionoptera insignis). This was shot on my first day with my Macro lens. width:1024;;height:682
  • #14. Recycled... Hermit crab at Misool Eco Resort in Raja Ampat, Indonesia, January 2009. I have never before seen as many hermit crabs as I did at MER. width:1024;;height:682
  • #15. Butterfly in Hibiscus in Fjärilshuset - The Butterfly House - in Hagaparken, Stockholm. width:1024;;height:682
  • #16. Enter the dragon. This is the shot that really got me into macro. Taken with my old 70-300, I had to crop it quite a bit... so I decided to get a real macro lens... width:1024;;height:713
  • #17. Bee in Thistle. Hagaparken, Stockholm, August 29th.  Just a week or two left of flowers and insects this year. width:1024;;height:682
  • #18. I think this is a Small Copper. I worked with a very shallow depth of field in this one and I'm quite pleased with the result. It almost looks like a water color. width:1024;;height:682
  • #19. On top of the world. Ladybug on Mountain Cornflower bud. width:1024;;height:682
  • #20. Mud Fiddler - Uca Pugnax. Love the eyes on this 2 centimeter wide guy. Shot in Yap with my old telephoto zoom, so quite heavily cropped, but I like it. width:1024;;height:682
  • #21. As we are running out of summer here in Sweden, one last Bumblebee from the summer that was... width:1024;;height:682
  • #22. Bee in Coneflower. Even the eyes look hairy. I like the colors. Tried to identify the species, but couldn't - I didn't know there are so many bee species in Sweden. width:1024;;height:682
  • #23. Juvenile Frog fish. This guy is just a centimeter or two. I found him at the bottom end of an anchor line in Bandaneira harbor in the Banda Islands in Indonesia. width:1024;;height:746
  • #24. This bee was tiny - maybe 6 millimeter long. I think it is from the Halictidae family. The flower is a Common chicory (Cichorium intybus). width:1024;;height:682
  • #25. Black Dragon. Actually, this is a Red Swampdragon, the same one as in #13. But shot in this angle with a backlight it reminds me of a helicopter pilot. width:1024;;height:682
  • #26. Sometimes it's the art of being unremarkable that is most remarkable... like these two Robust Pipefish that mimic the sea grass they live in. Cabilao, the Philippines. width:1024;;height:768
  • #27. Common Rose swallowtail butterfly (Pachliopta aristolochiae) at the butterfly house in Hagaparken, Solna. width:1024;;height:682
  • #28. I think this is a Common Darter. Tried working with back-light and a shallow depth of field. Bergian Garden, Stockholm. width:1024;;height:682
  • #29. Female Red-tailed Cuckoo bee in Cone flower. She was big! I was glad she's a vegetarian... You can clearly see the three Dorsal Ocelli eyes in this shot. width:1024;;height:682
  • #30. European blueberry. Not many left of these now - autumn is coming. High ISO, so quite a lot of noise, but I find this particular noise quite beautiful. width:1024;;height:682
  • #31. Back to the pond from #1. The Ruddy darters are mating. The male's tail hooks into the female's neck as they fly in tandem over the water as the female drops her eggs. width:1024;;height:682
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