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Alan Cann
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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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The Penny Drops
From this we learn ... how hard it is to get a penny to spin exactly in the right spot. Nikon D7200 Tokina 100.0 mm f/2.8 f20 1/8 ISO 100

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Fun with springtails
While I still haven't managed to produce a decent image with the MP-E 65mm macro lens yet (working on it), I'm still having fun. I discovered this colony of Vertagopus arboreus on in my garden. The adults are ~1.7mm long (scale squares 1mm) with characteris...
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