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Singing Cicada

February 23, 2016 - I finally had all the gear I wanted to try out my a7r as a macrophotography camera. My theory is that the combination of...
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Looking for spiders

August 02, 2014 - Winter isn't the optimal time to be looking for creepy-crawlies in New Zealand. Even though expectations were low, I sti...
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It's been raining

June 22, 2014 - It still is. But I needed to photograph something this weekend. I've been head down, working on a lot of research projec...
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Monday night spiders

May 19, 2014 - Well, I seem to have got off on a classic Minolta lens binge at the moment. Minolta made the first popular auto-focus ca...
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Summer Singers

February 22, 2014 - The cicadas have been particularly vocal this month. This has been helped by the numbers of them. The local population h...
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Small hitchhikers

December 02, 2013 - This time of year you might notice some flies repeatedly shaking their legs. A closer look will show a tiny, pale brown...
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Xishuangbanna: The Butterfly Edition

August 12, 2013 - This region in Yunnan still has a diverse range of butterflies. This was one expedition where a macro lens is practicall...
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Native Crab Spider

June 26, 2013 - New Zealand has two main genera of crab spiders. One of the common forest ones is Sidymella, whose drab appearance and c...
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Raindrops

June 08, 2013 - What to do in a wet weekend is often a puzzle. I have no enthusiasm for shopping so that rules out going to a mall. It's...
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Monday #Macro: Under the Cover of the Night

September 16, 2012 - One of the reasons to attempt photography at night time is you get the chance to see behaviours that don't occur during...
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Monday #Macro: down low

September 09, 2012 - This is (surprise surprise) another fungus shot, aided with the assistance of my Macro Twin Flash. The diffused side lig...
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Monday #Macro – Gnaphosid spider

September 02, 2012 - Exploring the bush for spiders (and other creep-crawlies at night) can be a hit and miss affair. Your vision is rather l...
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Monday #Macro – Moth

August 26, 2012 - To prove that I don't always take macro photos of spiders, here's a small moth I located last week in an evening session...
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Monday Macro – 20 August

August 19, 2012 - Late winter in NZ isn't conducive to a lot of creepy-crawly type photos. The wet weather however, does mean that fungi a...
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A first look at the HVL-MT24AM

August 12, 2012 - As noted earlier this macro-flash from Sony is basically a rebadge of the Minolta flash that preceded it. This isn't a b...
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It’s arrived

August 07, 2012 - My HVL-MT24AM has arrived. The positives is that it has a lot of scope for adjusting light. It even comes with its ow...
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#Macro photography- don’t forget the light

July 29, 2012 - I think one of the major benefits of spending a lot of years peering down a microscope, is that you develop a deep appre...
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Moving time

January 31, 2012 - I haven't been doing much photo work of late because the family is in the process of shifting. The move isn't dramatic b...
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