Early Close-Up (Macro/Micro) Pictures
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This page has some of my early macro work.  Some of the links below show my more recent & better work.  This page has a comprehensive visual index of my photographs.

Bee Close-Ups (Wasp, Robber Bee, Mud Dauber) Pictures Images

Dragonfly and Damselfly Pictures

Spider Page!


Butterfly Pictures

Anole, Spider, Caterpillar

Yum! Picture of Anole eating a Cicada

Below: some of my early close-up (macro or micro, in photo lingo) pictures.  If you're not familiar with this type of photography, see the notes after the pix.  All are from Kodak E-200 slide film unless otherwise noted. 

SnailZ (plus a Bonus: "Fly")

More Mushroom and Fungus Pictures

These are some old film and digicam images from the early days of macro work.

Very Colorful Spider. Olympus C4040 digital, hand-held, macro mode.

See link at bottom of page for my other spider... 1/50 at f2.6, 100mm focal length.

Big Lizard

This guy's been in a bit of a scrape, it appears. (Check the tail.) Handheld Nikon 105 macro, Kodak Gold 100 film.

Bright Yellow Fungus Among Us

This bright yellow stuff suddenly appeared around our house last week. The next day it it was already decomposing. Handheld, Nikon SB-28 flash (my new toy), Nikon N90 & 105 Micro lens.


The is what the fungus looked like about 18 hours later. Handheld Nikon 105 macro, N80, Kodak Gold 100 film.


Chased this guy around the back yard. The patches on the wings are cool. Handheld Nikon 105 macro.


Taken at our astronomy club's observing site. I was taking some pix of ants & this guy wandered along. Tripod mounted Nikon N90, Nikon 105 micro.  Gil notes: This is the Forest tent caterpillar, Malacosoma disstria. Unlike the Eastern tent caterpillar, it does not make tents.

Caterpillar & Ants

The Caterpillar walked right through the busy ant nest. Amazingly, he wasn't harassed too much by the ants. Note the ants move really fast; I was stopped down to try to get some depth of field. Only a couple of ants were moving slowly enough to not blur. Tripod, N90, 105 micro.


Not quite sure exactly what variety. Southern Coal Skink? Handheld Nikon 105 macro, N80, Kodak Gold 100 film.

Skink # 2

He's living outside our back door... Handheld Nikon 105 macro, N80, Kodak Gold 100 film.

Close-up photography is difficult. It requires specialized equipment and a certain shooting technique.  I'd suggest you check out John Shaw's Closeups in Nature for an authoritative treatment. (For you linguists: note that FrontPage wants the hyphen, but the book title doesn't have one.) 
The short story on technique:  The depth of field in close-up photography is very small.  Use a tripod if possible, close the aperture as far as you can with available light.  If you have a digital camera, be sure to use "macro" mode (usually has a flower symbol).  Bracket your exposures.

Spider:  Doris the spider page


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