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Alan Cann
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The Spaces In Between
One of the photography websites recently had an interesting item about whether, given the billions of photographs which are taken each second (yeah, I've forgotten the numbers, but it's a lot), it is still possible to take an original photograph. Their conc...

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The Dance of Love
Mr Sminthurides malmgreni (on the left) is 0.3mm long. Mrs Sminthurides malmgreni (on the right) is 0.5mm long. They are making love on water. Normally I wouldn't post a picture as crap as this but there's a problem. I can't actually see the males with my n...

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Holly Speckle
This fungus forms a distinct, fine, dark speckling on dead holly leaves. It occurs on the upper side of the leaf only. The speckles (spore-producing structures) are first closed, and then open by a lid to expose the olive spore-mass, and finally appear as d...

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Springtime
I think these ~1.5mm springtails have been in every bag of commercial compost I have ever bought. This cosmopolitan species is arguably the commonest Springtail in the world. Folsomia candida . Sony ILCE-6000 Canon MP-E 65mm F2.8 G SSM f8 1/200 ISO 200. 5X ...

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Jansjö
There's only one thing better than a Jansjö. Two Jansjös. Sony ILCE-6000 E PZ 16-50mm F3.5-5.6 OSS f6.3 50mm 1/10 ISO 400

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Cheesespotting
Choose life. Choose a job. Choose a career. Choose a family. Choose washing machines, cars, compact disc players, and electrical tin openers. Choose good health, low cholesterol and dental insurance. Choose fixed-interest mortgage repayments. Choose a start...

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Abstraction
iPhone 5s f2.2 4.2mm 1/25 ISO 320

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My Grandfather's Clock
Has stood forty years on the shelf. And desperately needs dusting. Nikon D7200 Tokina 100mm f/2.8 f16 1/5 ISO 100

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Vertagopus arboreus
This is the first usable field image I have managed to produce with the Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens. The Fotodiox Pro converter works very well on this manual lens, no need for the expensive Metabones. (Hmm, there's a bit of a cheapskate theme developing her...

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Dirty Pictures
I've been taking rather a lot of dirty pictures in the last few days while I've been struggling to come to terms with the Canon MP-E 65mm. You don't have to have a physics degree to use this lens, but it helps. Fortunately I knew this before I bought it and...
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