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Macro photography. Part I

Discover a brand new world of colors and shapes.To dive into that adventure, best solution is to get a macro lens with reverse ring. With macro extensions as alternative solution you can’t get such great results. Besides that, macro lenses can be used as remarkable portrait lenses with amazing sharpness. They allow taking photos from low distance so that distance should be only few centimeters.Macro photographs are ones with enlargement of subject in proportion 1:1, or higher 2:1, 3:1 and so on.... continue reading

Trust me, I'm a Macro Photographer

  Hi, I'm Antony and I came to be a photographer via engineering, popular music, plumbing, classical music, building maintenance, separation, divorce, fine art painting, college lecturing and caring for an elderly relative. Doubtless you are thinking this was a rather circuitous route! Life is what it is, it does what it does and if you let it, it will take you on a significant journey. Alternatively you could end up photographing bugs in your back garden, dreaming of the day you can retire and... continue reading

The small stuff

My favourite type of photography is almost certainly macro. Ideally, the type of macro that involves chasing small insects around to no avail in summertime, although I do also have a soft spot for grovelling around in decaying leaves in autumn in order to photograph fungi. When people hear of (or, even worse, witness) my predilection for adopting unseemly poses in public places they often, perfectly reasonably, ask what caused me to embrace this strange behaviour pattern.It’s a fair... continue reading

The rats of the sky

One of the most well-known and common birds here in Europe and around the world is our common House Sparrow. In Spain they are sometimes called "The rats of the Sky".For how long it will be common is the question however as scientists are observing an alarming decrease in their population while it is not very clear what the cause is.This species is supposed to be specially well adapted to urban areas and to coexistence with human beings so that the increasing destruction of natural virgin... continue reading

The mantis and the lizard: history of a conversery predation

Among the animals, predators have an undeniable charm. And today I want to talk to you of two tiny predators, widespread in many gardens: the praying mantis (Mantis religiosa) and the common wall lizard (Podarcis muralis).   Tha mantis is a very efficient predator. With its strong front legs, catching and devouring countless small insects. Mantis religiosa is usually a medium-sized mantis, with a total lenght that can reach also 8-9 cm.   Some tropical mantis can reach also 12... continue reading

Some fast tips on photographing insects and other invertebrates

Insects are a very interesting subject to photograph. Can be useful, however, to have some foresight, to get a better result. Know your "enemy" insects are an interesting subject to photograph because they are virtually everywhere, but it must be familiar with the biology of the species that interest us, to be able to photograph them. I therefore strongly recommend to buy a small field manual on the entomological fauna of your region, or about the group of insects of you interest.... continue reading

Macro Photography: A bright new world

I've been doing photography steady on Dreamstime for about a year nowNot knowing what to expect I snapped the lens on my camera and headed out into the woods seeking bugs, frogs, flowers and anything else that eluded my daily walk around a 28-105 lens.After an interesting outing I arrived back home and popped in the card in my laptop and waited on the result, wow!! is all I can say, the images just blew my mind, the detail the colors were just mind boggling, to put it plainly this 100mm macro... continue reading

Check out my talented friend !

Have a look at my friend's images, he has just gotten in to the stock business, give him some support.He is a master of macro i think, I really enjoy to see what he's uploading. And I'm very excited yet to see he's first sale=).Mackan88 continue reading

Exotic Insects

Having moved to Malaysia a few months ago I now have access to a wealth of fantastic and exotic insects.I have created a Facebook page called Exotic Insects so that others can enjoy the remarkable bugs that we share the planet with.Some of those photos will shortly appear in my portfolio.Most of the insects I photograph thrive in the Cameron Highlands, which rise to an altitude of about 3,000 feet. The jungle is cooler and more lush there due to the heavy rains.I try to visit the Highlands... continue reading

A Collection of a Few of My Favourite Things.. Tasty Markets & Insects

I have often looked at people making collections and wondered if there was any merit in it so, I have decided to make my own.The big question has been what the collection should be about so I looked at my photos to see if I had favourite, sub-conscious DT subject.It turns out I have.Everytime I go travelling I seem to find myself down at the local marketplace with my camera taking pictures of the food or herbs and spices lined up in an orderly manner, in different colours and different flavours.... continue reading

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