In his introduction, William Neill eloquently explains that this new work is not so much a second edition of his earlier guide as it is a metamorphosis of that previous work into something entirely new just as a butterfly itself is to its own previous stage as a caterpillar.
Most avid birders well know the story of Phoebe Snetsinger. Despite a mid-life diagnosis of metastatic melanoma and repeated relapses of the disease, she went on to spend decades travelling the world in an ultimately successful quest to be the first person to see 8,000 species of birds.
As I stood on the deck of our motel room in Lincoln City, Oregon this past week-end looking out at the waves of the vast Pacific Ocean and watching the sun set, I couldn’t help but notice the beginnings of the southward movement of many different bird species.
Of all the different styles of modern photography, the one that seems to elicit the most reticence from both amateurs and professionals alike is that of macro photography.