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Macro

My first love is macro photography. I use a Nikon D500 camera with a Nikon 105mm lens plus a Nikon 1.4X teleconverter, which equates to a 150mm lens.

 

My favourite subjects are butterflies and odonata (dragonflies and damselflies), because I find them the most beautiful of minibeasts. However there are many other small subjects worth photographing, such as moths, beetles, bees and wasps, spiders, flies, hoverflies, flowers, fungi and leaves.

My goal is to portray the beauty of the natural world. To this end I seek to ensure the subjects are sharp and well lit, well positioned in the frame, and all the wonderful details such as wing patterns and eyes are clear. I also try to create a pleasingly out of focus background, known as 'bokeh' - a Japanese word meaning blur.

Large Red and Common Blue Damselflies
Large Red and Common Blue Damselflies

Butterflies

Butterflies
Dragonflies

Dragonflies and Damselflies

Other Invertebrates

Other Invertebrates