Tag: close up

Jun 23, 2013

Detailed Macro Portraits of Insects

Detailed Macro Portraits of Insects

Markus Reugels is a German photographer best known for his incredible high-speed photography (we’ve featured Reugels work previously here and here). He is also an accomplished macro photographer with an impressive gallery of over 72 photos on Flickr entitled, Insects & Animals. Below you will find a small selection of the Sifter’s personal favourites.…

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Jun 11, 2013

Miniature World Photo Manipulations by 14-year-old Phenom

Miniature World Photo Manipulations by 14-year-old Phenom

Zev is a 14-year-old photographer and artist from Natick, Massachusetts. Under the moniker of Fiddle Oak, Zev creates amazing miniature worlds for his subjects. Using digital photo manipulation, he skillfully splices portraits with macro photographs of nature, interiors and objects. You can find an example of the process in image #9 below. Zev’s sister…

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May 28, 2013

12 Beautiful Examples of Guttation

12 Beautiful Examples of Guttation

Guttation is the exudation of drops of sap (xylem) on the tips or edges of leaves of some vascular plants, such as grasses. Guttation is not to be confused with dew, which condenses from the atmosphere onto the plant surface. At night, transpiration usually does not occur because most plants have their stomata (pores…

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Apr 16, 2013

Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

Macro Photos of Animal Eyes

We’ve already featured the incredible macro photography of Suren Manvelyan before, showcasing his series on human eyes as well as his original series of animal eyes. While this post and the two prior focus on Suren’s macro work, his talent spans to portraits, landscapes and other creative photo projects which you can see on…

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Apr 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

DESICCATION CRACKS Photograph by Hannes Grobe Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying. A desiccant is a hygroscopic (attracts and holds water) substance that induces or sustains such a state in its local vicinity in a moderately sealed container. In biology and ecology, desiccation refers to…

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Apr 5, 2013

Picture of the Day: Just a Big Cat

Picture of the Day: Just a Big Cat

JUST A BIG CAT Photograph by Solara Santoni (TheWildKid on deviantART) In this adorable (yet still slightly nerve-wracking!) close-up we see a male lion licking one of its front paws. The photograph was taken by Solara Santoni, a 16-year-old from South Africa who has some wonderful animal photographs on her deviantART profile.…

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Mar 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

Picture of the Day: Inside a Firelog

INSIDE A FIRELOG Photograph by Cyko28 on Reddit In this intriguing close up photograph taken by Redditor Cyko28, we see the red-hot inside of a firelog as it burns away the wood from the inside out. A firelog is like a big wooden candle that burns from the middle of the log…

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