Extraordinary photos of backyard birds and bugs are the province of Rick Lieder. Rick's a sci-fi illustrator who, in his spare time, hunkers down amid the plants in his Michigan backyard and spends hours stalking the local birds and bugs, waiting for the perfect moment. His eye for composition and fine natural light produce incredible results. You can see a wide selection at his site, or hunker down yourself and purchase "Aerial Acrobats", his new book of backyard bird photos. Tip 'o the hat to Duncan Brine.