One of the items I learned about shooting images of creatures is to make sure the eyes are sharp.These eyes will draw you in and provide a visually striking image. While the rest of the image can be out of focus, it's important to make sure the eyes are in focus.This image of a mabel orchard spider looking up through its web waiting for prey, gives me the creeps. Luckily, the spider is only about 5mm(0.25 inch) in length.While i was taking the image it was interesting to watch the... continue reading
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I made this micro-island from plastic, sand, rocks and seashells and I put on it various insects. A photo studio for these tiny "models".Is very comfortable to shoot on this island, I can rotate it for good angle. This video show the moment when I put a can full of caterpillars over the spider, a really assault from the sky :)Around the island is water, as you can see the caterpillars can swim but the spider was keept at place to do the web. I have another video with the spider and the web.... continue reading
So I accidentally found one of my stock photos on a website while trying to identify a spider. I did a google image search and....well there it was.But what I found amusing was the article!Take a look!http://kwikblog.kwikmed.com/2011/03/10/natural-viagra-brazilian-spider-bite-causes-multi-hour-erection/Side note!And by the way is there a way to know if they are legally using my photo? continue reading
Hey everyone I just am about to burst with happiness, in checking my profile for sales this morning I scrolled down and nearly fell off my chair -- my favorite macro model, Truman the jumping spider has been selected as an Editors Choice!This plucky little fellow is out in the flowers every afternoon looking for fly snacks and never seems to mind posing for a few photos.The fact that many people fear or scorn these tiny creatures is at times disheartening.Therefore, I would like to extend... continue reading
Here in east Texas, we had a very wet and rainy spring. I think the great rain (breaking a several year drought) brought us many butterflies this year.My short experience photographing butterflies began with this shot a month or so ago. I was surprised at the large number of views it seemed to get rather quickly.On the way to Shreveport, Louisiana last week, I found some nice flowers with lots of butterflies hanging around... so here's a few more shots.I like the way the angle turned out on... continue reading
Was out in the fields the other day looking for some interesting photographs. Found this one which I think turned out pretty good. I had to crop it some - as I couldn't focus quite as close as I'd like.Here's a green garden spider in a deadly embrace with a beautiful butterfly.Will it sell as a stock photo? I'm not sure. Perhaps there's a concept out there (danger, risk, predation, etc.) that it illustrates effectively. Either way, I thought it was interesting and perhaps the editors here... continue reading
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