Category: Macro

Portrait of a bluebottle

Often maligned due to their stinging tentacles, I find bluebottles somewhat amazing- did you know they are not actually ‘one’ animal but a colony made up of various parts all functioning together to travel the oceans and find prey. And the colours- wow! The most brilliant blues and purples with

macro close up pink shell

shells at sunrise

When I’m at the beach early in the morning, I often have the same photography routine – get there before sunrise, set up the tripod and do some experimental long shutter speed shots, then get some nice landscape photos as the sun rises, then put the camera in the waterproof

Underwater Wonders

Diving in south east Queensland always guarantees a treasure trove of aquatic delights – these photos are from recent dives to North Stradbroke Island and Cook Island, Gold Coast 🙂

Nudis Nudis everywhere

I’m glad to say my one and only New Year’s resolution is going quite well 🙂 I have found some beautiful nudibranchs the last few times I have been diving – all of these little gems were found off North Stradbroke Island. It is amazing what you can find when

* Mooloolaba Magic *

2014 – The Year of the Nudibranch

The only resolution I will make this new year is to try and find as many nudis as I can – yes I am well and truly obsessed! These little bursts of colour are so exciting to find and are fantastic for practising macro photography – the first four images

All creatures great and small

One of the tough choices you sometimes need to make while in the water is whether to put your head down and look closely for small creatures, or keep your eyes scanning the blue for something slightly larger! For me, both the tiniest of anemone shrimp and the overwhelming size

Small worlds Part II

Small worlds Part I

I have discovered a new photographic obsession – somewhat abstract macro photos, recreating the small worlds that exist if only you take the time to look. These photos were taken recently at Uepi, Solomon Islands – as I’m on a steep learning curve with my underwater setup some of them

Risky business

I never truly appreciated the design perfection and vivid colours of sea urchins until recently, when I had a chance to get up close while reef walking on Lady Elliot Island. These photos were taken with an INON macro lens and the last two are cropped images of larger photos.

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