Category: Macro

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A fascinating and beautiful animal: Costasiella kuroshimae aka “Leaf Sheep Nudibranch”

Today when I was browsing on 500px, I came across the Costasiella kuroshimae. The sea slug does not only qualify as a nice motif, it is also a fascinating animal from a scientific point of view: in English it is also known as “Leaf-Sheep Nudibranch” and it is one of the very few animals capable ...

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Samuel Jaffe shows in his pictures how beautiful caterpillars can be

The US-American nature photograph Samuel Jaffe discovered his enthusiasm for the world of animals and plants when he was still very young. About five years ago, he turned to breeding and photographing caterpillars. After many impressive photos and a number of exhibitions and lectures, his hobby-project lead to the founding of The Caterpillar Lab in ...

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A photographic walk through the realm of the dragonflies

As I wrote yesterday, I went on two photo tours last Friday. On my way home from the first I discovered a part of the riverside inhabited by hundreds of buzzing dragonflies. Since I could not get close enough with the short focal length of the DP2Q without getting wet, I ran home to retrieve ...

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Something different for a change: black and white macros

I’ve been thinking about going to London for three or four days, but after almost an entire week of the typical London weather here in Belgrade I pretty much dumped the idea. Why spend money if I can get the London flair – which I can only stomach in small doses at a time anyway ...

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Macro photography is not like riding a bicycle

It’s said you never forget how to ride a bike. Unfortunately, macro-photography is not like riding a bike – at least, that is not my impression, after the first two macro sessions of the season. I do know that I have to close the aperture a bit more – something the reader Jürgen Rötzsch pointed ...

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The macro-season is open!

If anybody is like me, tends to develop winter fat during winter, and wants to get rid of it again as soon as possible, they should try macro-photography. 😉 No, I’m not kidding: living the life of the couch-potato during the cold months, it is easy to forget how exhausting hunting six- and eight-legged creatures ...

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Vadim Trunov: Macro Photographer of a Special Kind

Even though macro photography is a broad field that attracts various photographers, I’ve lately had the feeling as if the focus is evermore shifting towards bigger image ratios. Competing for full-format portraits of increasingly smaller animals, the best and most prominent photographers of the genre appear to forget what it is that makes a photo ...

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Tip: Nicky Bay’s Shots of Singpore’s Most Unusual Macro Motifs

As you know, beside four-legged friends also six and eight legged critters rank among my favorite motifs. Unfortunately, I’m naturally too fidgety and impatient to go stalking with a tripod, macro-flashes and diffusors. For that reason, I take pictures mostly from the hip, which isn’t the best way to get sharp images. From time to ...