As the head of the US Geological Survey’s Native Bee Inventory and Monitoring Program, Sam Droege has the unenviable job of running an organization that monitors the condition of bees in the U.S. Specifically, identifying and archiving the thousands of bee species, many of which have distinguishable features that can be seen only through macro photography.
Australian photographer Heidi Romano didn’t have the means to travel to the arctic to photograph icebergs, so she constructed her own mini glaciers from homemade ice sheets. Using a macro lens, Romano creates these images that are reminiscent of paintings. The form, colour, and texture of her photographs transforms the mundane into an interesting abstract […]
I recently acquired a nice camera and started experimenting. I had an idea of what I wanted to do, but instead I ended up getting a lot of cool zoom shots of random but texturally interesting objects. Check out my pictures and see if you can guess what they are. Hint, some are easier than others.
I have always been a huge fan of macro photography and took a crack at it myself with this photo shoot from my desk. I figure this is about as close as I will get to any animals of this type, so I might as well have fun with it. I don’t see myself ‘heading out on safari’ anytime soon. I’m gonna blame the expense of that kind of trek, not any fears of being that close to a wild gorilla. Yeah, that’s my story.
Ondrej Pakav has an eye for detail. The Slovakian macro-photographer shoots tiny insects just after a downpur to get that just caught in the rain look. Quite remarkable really.
The aptly-named macro photographer, Eco Suparman, is responsible for this stunning shot of a praying mantis appearing to ride a miniature bicycle off into the sunset. Of the photo, the Borneo-based Suparman says: ‘I was practising my macro photography, and there are a lot of small insects there. I was focusing on taking pictures of […]
Much of photographer Andrew Goldie’s recent work involves high-speed macro photography. I love the sand and water images, in particular. They remind me of the cards a psychiatrist used to hold up or a moth having a fit; so 3D you think you could almost grab and manipulate the image further yourself.
A little while back we brought you some of the remarkable animal eye photos of Quantum Chaos expert and macro-photography whiz, Suren Manvelyan. Here are some more shots in the series of, from top to bottom: Discus Fish, Coral Zebra Fish, British Short Hair Cat, Blue Crayfish, Guinea Pig, and Stingray.
Sharon Johnstone is a Birmingham-based fine art nature photographer. Of her Dew Drop photographs, she writes: ‘With macro photography I escape to another little world. I love finding beautiful colors and abstract compositions within nature. I think I am at my happiest when I am crawling around on my hands and knees exploring a small patch of moss dripping with sparkling dew in the early morning sun’. [via Feature Shoot]
Connecticut photographer and psychologist Cliff Briggie uses ice, paint, light and water to make these abstract ‘ice paintings’. Instead of using Photoshop, he relies on the ice and paint to morph into something unexpected and unique. He writes: ‘Little pieces of paint take on a life of their own, suddenly exploding, colors streaming everywhere and then they are gone forever. It is at once so breathtaking, heartbreaking, and compelling that I have missed more than a shot or two’.
Photographer Markus Reugels specializes in macro-photography and enjoys experimenting with liquids and colors in order to create ‘liquid flow’, ‘water splash’ and ‘color explosion’ imagery. These photographs were made by using a pipette to release tiny drops of cream into an aquarium filled with water.