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Sky Crystals – Photographing and Understanding Snowflakes by Don Komarechka Winter had forever been a dull and dreary season for me, until I discovered the enigmatic beauty of snow on a very small scale. A single snowflake can contain a universe of detail, and they’re governed by a few simple rules of physics - read more.
Photomicrography and Video of Protozoa, Volvox and Rotifers by Dr. Robert Berdan In this article I show some of my recent photos of protozoa and rotifers with DIC microscopy. I couldn't wait for the ice to melt from the ponds in Calgary so I ordered some of these organisms - read more.
Lichen Photmicrography by Ultra Violet Light by Walter Machielsen I've been fascinated by microscopy ever since I got a toy microscope for Christmas when I was 9 years old, now 40 years ago. I consider the combination of digital photography, the camera and the PC, and focus stacking as a revolutionary development - read more.
The Microscopic Universe of Invisible Things by Jacek Myslowski My name is Jacek Myslowski and the universe of invisible things has fascinated me since my childhood. I have worked on photomicrography since 2006. This is my passion - read more.
Dark Waters by Ryan Van Der Hout Dark Waters is a series of images of water, clouds and trees looking at mankind's hand in commodifying and altering nature. Using a laser cutter, I burn holes into the photograph, trying to see how far I can destroy the physical structure of the photograph before it falls apart- read more.
Once Around the Sun with the Calanda Wolves by Peter A. Dettling In 2012 an extraordinary event took place when six wolf pups were born in a hidden den located high on a mountain overlooking Chur. The birth of these wild wolves at the Calanda was the first in Switzerland in over 150 years - read more .
Photography on the Masai Mara Reserve by Kamal Varma The Masai Mara is a wildlife photographer’s paradise. Whether it’s the big cats (lions, leopards, cheetah’s) or the seemingly endless number of other animals, the Mara is unrivalled when it comes to the sheer number of animals to photograph - read more.
Home Microscopy Laboratory for Photomicrography by Dr. Robert Berdan For the past 12 months I have been planning and building a microscopy lab in my home. It's about the geekiest thing a person can do I suppose and I am proud of it - see my new Zeiss Axioscope and how I use it to take photomicrographs - read more.
Photographing Nature with a Large Format Camera by Dr. Robert Berdan In a recent photography workshop at Lake O'hara one of the photographers, Peter, brought along a large format camera. This brought back memories when I shot with a 4 x 5 camera - read more.
Macrophotography of Insects by Patrice Grilli My name is Patrice GRILLI, I’m 40, I live in the south of the France. I’m a chess teacher, and semi pro photographer (waterski, pack-shots, landscape) since 20 years (since 2001 with DSLR) and specialize in macro - read more.
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