Serrated Knife Blade

Thanks! You’ve got to use what you can afford. You can sometimes get great results from subpar equipment. I’ve been really happy with the results from this cheap-o setup. Plus, it’s something you can easily take with you. I can keep the bobby pin

Really weird, really tiny fungus.

I work at a garden center and they pop up in mulch and flower pots often. It’s always interesting to see how high up the tree trunks their little spore packets can stick. Sometimes 2-3 feet.

Pretty big Salticadae I found yesterday

Once you get to this kind of magnification, only a very thin line will be in focus. Standard rule for portrait photography is that the eyes should be in focus. Combine the two, you get this. Thing is though, you definitely are not able

Northern light beauty

A really intense display can be this bright to the eye – though this does look a little weirdly white-balanced. Active displays are usually actually more impressive to the eye because there’s a lot of fast motion which just gets smeared out to consumer

Infrared Sunset, about a 10 minute exposure.- Vermont

IR photography only takes out the light in the Infrared Spectrum. There are two ways to do this; you can use a filter such as the [Hoya R72]( or [Singh Ray I-Ray]( or you can convert the camera to only take IR through a

Tortoise hatchling rear

Backside of an Eastern Hermann’s tortoise hatchling. For a size reference, [see this]( More macro shots in the [latter half of this album](

Mantis Neck

I tend to find the neck of the mantis even more fascinating than the head when photographing them. So many interesting structures!

Crab {OC}

Great shot, and with the great resolution it can work as a wallpaper! Do you know what kind it is?

Lightning in Greece

According to OC’s [website](, it’s a composite: “In order to make the sequence, I set the camera to a tripod taking 20 second shots continuously. After 83 minutes I ended up with approximately 90 lightning shots. I had to exclude around 20 because the

Long Horned Beetle II

When I showed this frame of a Long Horned Beetle to my sister in law she said it looked like a teddy bear. Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (@5x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both

Arctic Alps

The Photo took my breath away, I cant even imagine what it would be like to be there the moment the photo was taken.