BUG FACES: Talk About First Impressions!
These photographs represent the beginnings of my macro photography career, done with tiny point-and-shoots on weekend hikes as I was growing up in San Francisco.
Now that I've graduated to a professional camera, be sure to check out The New Bug Faces too!


Cucumber Beetle on Mariposa Lily, Mount Diablo, CA

Plant Beetle Clings On, Mount Diablo, CA

Wood Beetle on Madrone, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, CA

Alpine Tiger Beetle Shows Off Its Stripes, Carson Pass, Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA

Beetle Nymph, Mount Tamalpais State Park, CA

Fuzzy June Bug, County Kilkenny, Ireland

Masked Beetle Friend, Fort Steele, British Columbia


Looking Up at Señor Grasshopper, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, CA

Standout Grasshopper Camouflage, Mount Tamalpais, CA

Grasshopper: Dazed and Confused, Sugarloaf Ridge State Park, CA

Bewildered Grasshopper, John Day National Monument, OR

Shiny Cricket, Mount Diablo, CA


Yellow Crab Spider Poised, Mount Diablo, CA

Crab Spider Walks the Blade, Mount Diablo, CA

Wolf Spider's Gaze, Lakes Basin, Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA


Peekaboo Bee, Mount Diablo, CA


Daisy Stop For Fritillary Butterfly, Glacier National Park, MT

Skipper Butterfly on Budding Bluedicks, Mount Diablo, CA

Skipper Rest Stop on Blue Witch Flower, Mount Diablo CA

Monarch Caterpillar Larva, Los Padres National Forest, CA

Hairy Caterpillar, Natural Tunnel State Park, VA


Banana Slug Munching Away, Big Basin State Park, CA


Territorial Plant Bug, Grouse Basin, Sierra Nevada Mountains, CA