Macro Photography

What is macro photography?

It is is very close up photography - normally of very small things.

The best way to practice photographing small things is to start with pictures of flowers - but on this site it is mostly of animals from the Kimberley coast near Broome, Australia.

But if you are looking for a definition of macro photography or an instructional understanding for marine biology photography - I have some links at the end of this page.

This page is an introduction to show images of creatures from the Kimberley coast in northwest Australia mostly from the Line of Sight Exhibition.

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Ant rescues baby ant. Close-up photography with an underwater rig gives unusual opportunities. This ant is dragging a baby ant onto a bit of floating wood. The big tide took the ant colony in some driftwood by surprise.

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This tiny crab comes from Roebuck Bay near Broome Australia. It is less than a centimeter across and the eyes are dis-proportionally large compared to the body.

It is these over-sized eyes that creates a lot of the appeal and makes it so well suited to my style of photography.

I remember this picture very well because it was the second time my work ran in the Australian Geographic and it has been requested as a large canvas print over a dozen times now.

Close-up images images are my main fascination in nature photography. I think...

I could go for the rest of my life working with close up photography of marine and coastal life...

...and continue to find new things that I haven't even imagined before, let alone seen in pictures.

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This is a photography of a tiny mudskipper from the mangrove forest. In Broome, Australia the local people call this cute little creature a Buggle Buggle.

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In Broome these little Hermit Crabs are known as...

"...Umung Umung".

This little character is feeding inside a purple flower that grows all along the Kimberley coast. The crab is less than a centimeter wide. They 'purloin' the shells that wash up or are lying around to use like snail shells.There are millions of them on the tidal shores of the Kimberley coast with an extraordinary array of shell types, shapes and colors. Great subject for close-up photography.

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This green fiddler crab is less than two centimeters across. When you get down into this tiny world of creatures there are often really vivid colors, often a long way beyond what we would imagine.

Wildlife art photography is so often about....

...new discoveries.

I am continuously amazed at the new images I find when exploring possibilities through different lenses in the marine inter-tidal world.

While my main aim is to show the Line of Sight Collection through this website I will also mount an instructional page and further example links.


HOW TO DO MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY.
MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERY

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