Tag: close up

Jul 11, 2012

Water Drop Refractions by Markus Reugels

Water Drop Refractions by Markus Reugels

The Sifter has already featured the amazing work of Markus Reugels, an incredibly talented German photographer that specializes in high-speed and macro photography. His 975-photo Flickr page is a constant source of wonder and inspiration, and I find myself checking in on his latest work often. Much of his photography centers around water drops…

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Jul 9, 2012

20 Award-Winning Microscope Images

20 Award-Winning Microscope Images

Olympus America Inc. is in the ninth year of sponsoring the BioScapes International Digital Imaging Competition. It honours the world’s most extraordinary microscope images of life science subjects. The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition recognizes outstanding images of life science specimens captured through light microscopes, using any magnification, any illumination technique and any brand…

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Jun 11, 2012

Macro Insect Photography by Thomas Shahan

Macro Insect Photography by Thomas Shahan

Thomas Shahan is one of the most popular macro insect photographers on Flickr. His 250+ gallery has garnered hundreds of thousands of views and he has brought a level of detail and beauty to these insects that is truly astounding. Hailing from Oklahoma, USA, Thomas uses photography as a tool to raise awareness and…

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May 21, 2012

Real Ants in Fantasy Scenarios

Real Ants in Fantasy Scenarios

Photograph by Andrey Pavlov Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov has created an incredible series of 80+ photos where real life ants are shot in fantasy landscapes he has created. Every summer Andrey moves to his cottage in the countryside where he lives close to an anthill of red forest ants. Fascinated by their colony and…

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May 2, 2012

Picture of the Day: Macro Gecko

Picture of the Day: Macro Gecko

MACRO GECKO Photograph by ROBERT SEBER Photographer Robert Seber took this awesome shot of his neighbour’s gekco. It’s a unique perspective of a very cool animal. Shot details as follows: Canon 5D, MPE-65mm, ST-E2, 430 EX, Home-made polypropylene softbox, f/16, 1/200 sec, ISO 100. Geckos are lizards found in warm climates throughout…

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Feb 23, 2012

Picture of the Day: Male Jawfish Mouthbrooding Offspring

Picture of the Day: Male Jawfish Mouthbrooding Offspring

MALE JAWFISH MOUTHBROODING OFFSPRING Photograph by STEVE KOVACS In this incredible photograph by Steve Kovacs, we see a male jawfish mouthbrooding it’s offspring. It was a finalist for the 2011 National Geographic Photo Contest. Mouthbrooding, also known as oral incubation and buccal incubation, is the care given by some groups of animals…

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Nov 21, 2011

The Incredible Praying Mantis [25 pics]

The Incredible Praying Mantis [25 pics]

Photograph by IGOR SIWANOWICZ Mantodea (or mantises) is an order of insects that contains approximately 2,200 species in 15 families worldwide in temperate and tropical habitats. A colloquial name for the order is “praying mantises”, because of the typical “prayer-like” stance, although the term is often misspelled as “preying mantis” since mantises are…

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