Tips From a Pro: An Intro the Tiny World of Macro Photography

Extreme closeups provide a startling view of the tiny world within our world. Thanks to new techniques images that were once impossible are no longer

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Lesser stag beetle, Feltwell, England Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Nikon PB6 bellows, 63mm Zeiss Luminar lens, Ikea LED lamps. 70-image focus stack: 1/10 sec, ISO 50. David Maitland
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Long-legged centipede, Danum Valley, Borneo Same DSLR, lighting, and beanbag as for the frog. Exposure with 65mm Canon MP-E Macro: 1/250 sec at f/5.6, ISO 50. David Maitland
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Zebra jumping spider, Feltwell Shot at about 10X life-size with 40mm Zeiss Luminar microscope lens on EOS 5D Mark II and bellows; LED lamps in softboxes. 187-image stack: 1/5 sec, ISO 50. David Maitland
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Fluorescing Scorpion, Kumai, Borneo Maitland used two handheld UV Gear 41 ultraviolet lamps to get the glow in this scorpion. Tripod-mounted 1Ds Mark II with the 65mm MP-E lens was used for the exposure of 30 sec at f/9, ISO 50. David Maitland
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Spiderlings, Feltwell Just-hatched wall spiders in cocoon. Same gear, except dark-field illumination from below by a quartz halogen light. 33-image stack: 1/5 sec, ISO 50. David Maitland