MacroPhotoBug is a blog by photographer Bryan Maltais about insect macro photography. This includes all Arthropods: Bugs, Insects, Entognaths, Spiders, and Reptiles & Amphibians (Herps). This involves the equipment and techniques for Super Macro Photography; a technical art that achieves greater than 1:1 Magnification. Super Macro Photography uses focus stacking, reverse mounted lenses, extension tubes, lens stacking, and close-up filters. Why? Because Macro Photography exposes a parallel universe that we otherwise never see.

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The Vinegaroon: A Salad with Frankenstein

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The Giant Whip Scorpion is an Arachnid, but is only distantly related to true Scorpions. It has neither a venomous sting or bite. It has 4 sets of legs, but the front legs have developed into extremely long, rotating antennae. The Vinageroon hunts arthropods including Crickets, Cockroaches and smaller Scorpions….

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How to Achieve Super Magnification for Insect Macro Photography

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Field Insect Super Macro Photography Methods There are many ways to achieve super macro magnification for insect field work, but many have prohibitive disadvantages. Some are costly such as Canon’s remarkable MP-E 65mm lens. Others require highly specialized gear like enlarger lenses. And some configurations are suited for studio photography…

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