For the Development project I document the growth and development of different animal species. But does that mean that all animals of a certain species grow the same way? There is only one clear answer to that question; ‘no’. I’m documenting the development of a certain individual of an animal species under a specific […]
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Creating series for Development is challenging in a number of ways; I’ve written blogs before about big or really small animals, but in my opinion, the biggest challenge has to be animals that go through a big transformation, like some insects (caterpillar to butterfly or larvae to beetle) or amphibians. With these series, timing is […]
This week I faced a new challenge; photographing a newborn calf. Earlier, I’ve written a blog about shooting really small animals and how I do this, but what happens if an animal is already quite large at birth? So far, the largest animal was the Dutch pied goat and she just barely fitted on my […]
One of the problems I had to deal with lately, is finding the right food plants for certain animals, especially insects species. Some plants I have in my garden, but when the animals require a specific plant, that is not really common, the only option is to buy one at for example a garden center. […]
One of the species I would really like to add to the Development project for a while now, is a lady bug. A few years ago, I attempted to follow their growth and development, but I ran into all kinds of problems; a lens that couldn’t magnify enough and escaping aphids. Later, I encountered the […]
For most people, taking care of baby animals is a great thing to do. Generally speaking it is, but sometimes things can go horribly wrong. Not all newborn animals are completely healthy and some of them don´t survive. This almost happened to the baby Gargoyle gecko I´m following for the Development project at the moment. […]
Today is the last day of 2019 and that’s always a good moment to look back at the last 12 months. It has been a very good year for the Development project, with lots of new series and highlights such as a great exhibition in the Rotterdam Museum of Natural History and the Cultuurprijs 2019 […]
Sometimes Mother Nature helps with Development; this week I’ve been able to finish the series of the Small White. This time I didn’t receive a kit with eggs, caterpillars and pupae, as with the Large White; the Small White butterflies decided to use the cabbage plants in my garden to lay their eggs themselves.
The last couple of weeks, I learned a valuable lesson, while taking care of the Large White caterpillars; it’s not very easy to determine if vegetables are really organic and pesticide free. In fact; even organic products can be a big risk for insects like caterpillars. Something that really worries me.
Yes! The series of the Large White butterfly is finished. It was very interesting to follow their development, but I’m also somehow happy it’s done. Taking care of caterpillars and documenting their growth turned out to be more difficult than I expected.
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