An old draft of a small collection of so-so photos I couldn't bring myself to throw away. Once I have access to some bandwidth I'll follow this post up with my favorite macro-shots from my backyard in Panama. The other lens taking the photo of the assassin bug is held by Elliot Blumberg, best friend and colleague during the first month here in Armila. These were all taken during the summer of 2013 in my back yard in Herndon, VA. Except of course the jumping spider, which we brought into my house to get a closer shot of those irridescent chelicerae.