Shades of Fall

A few days ago, I had the chance to capture some nice macro shots in the cold, rainy Moscow. 1/200s, ISO 640 The weather is similar to Israel’s winter (windy, rainy, freezing). We don’t really have an actuallย fall in Israel – it’s super hot and dry, rarely rainy (very mildly though) and barely any fall…

The Anatomy of a Housefly

I have to admit, that with all the sight seeing I’ve been doing recetly (as seen in my recent posts), I missed macro photography. And earlier this week, I had the chance to go back to it haha. 1/250s, ISO 1000 The fly that’s been harassing us for more than a week was finally dead….

Macro Morning

As mentioned before, best macro shots are taken in the morning. Very early morning. Right before dawn, it’s still too cold for the insects. The sun isn’t there yet to warm them up – so naturally, they’re not too active. Bees are found resting on flowers, barely moving, warming themselves up. Same about all other…

Alien Invasion

Having a yard in your house is perfect for any macro photographer – suddenly, you don’t necessarily need to go somewhere to take some nice shots. I encountered this grasshopper while doing some house works – he was right next to the laundry hanger in the yard. Catching it was pretty difficult but I managed…

Experimenting with a coupler ring

As I often mention I’m a huge fan of macro photography. And many macro photographers, me among them, always seek a way to get closer and closer to the object in front of the lens.   Recently, wandering around the internet had lead me to a new discovery; a coupler ring. Here, you mount a…

Ladybug: Creative Macro

A while ago I stumbled upon some ladybugs, and by “some” I mean hundreds of them! Maybe they were used as some sort of biological pest control against aphids? Who knows.. Anyway, I put a few of them in a plastic bag (with holes, of course) and took them home. I took some nice macro…

Black and White Morning

B&W photographs can pe rather interesting. Sometimes, the most generic and boring photos become much more interesting to the eye when you go black and white. Of course, the photos turn B&W on editing, and not in the camera setting – You can always turn a photo b&w, but you can’t go back. So it’s…

Crash course in Flower Surgery

  Hibiscuses will forever be one of my favorite flowers; so colorful and big, just beautiful! And they are also my favorite flowers to shoot. Just look at all the details! At first look, you would never imagine how the pollens look from up-close. After finding some nice Hibiscus flowers and bringing them home, my…

Along came a.. Snail

The title was not “Along came a Spider” as you would expect because I’m terrified to death by spiders (the sight of even a tiny spider would send me running out of the room, screaming like a little girl lol). 1/60s, ISO 1250, Manual Mode But this is not the case with snails. I’m actually…

The Mantis

As I’ve mentioned already, my favorite photography genre is macro. There’s just something fascinating in seeing all those little details. Everyday items turn into screenshots from a fantasy movie, bugs can be either beautiful or very terrifying under the lens, and pretty much everything looks extraodrinary. 1/200s, ISO 1600, Manual mode Taking macro photos of flowers is…