Those are beautiful images!
As I live in the Orlando area, I'm wondering where's a great place to find these little guys.
Thank you Phil.
They're actually all around you
All you gotta do is get you some plastic containers
, and a professional sweep net
(and/or make a beat sheet
), and go out into your local fields/woods "sweeping" the grasses and "beating" around the bush (
) ... and you will find them!
Extremely fine work! It also set me to wondering if you have buyers for such images. I haven't seen anything like them in galleries or art shows.
Thank you Lou.
No, my work has never been in any galleries or art shows (yet!). I mostly sell these images in calendar form, so far, but my biggest plans involve nature books. I have been systematically filing and organizing my photos for a couple of years now, and plan on putting out "the field guide of field guides" at some point. I have had the good fortune to become friends with Dr. G.B. Edwards (Taxonomic Entomologist & Curator of Arthropods at the Florida Museum of Natural History for nearly 40 years), who has taken a liking to me and my photography, and who has agreed to co-author a book with me on documenting all of the species of jumping spiders in the State of Florida. He is *the* expert in the State of Florida, so his co-authoring a work of this kind will pretty much be my "break" as a nature photographer.
As a matter of fact, 2 months ago, I was part of a little expedition that discovered a new species of jumping spider
in the Ocala National Forest, which I recorded in my blog link. I didn't have my macro gear at the time, and did not divulge all of the information or relevant photos, but I have since gone back and taken some exceptional photos of this new species and I am actually working on submitting a full and detailed article, backed by Dr. Edwards' research, to some of the major nature magazines, hopefully for publication.
I also have other nature books in mind, and in the works, and at some point I may eventually give some of the art shows a try too
So thanks for asking.
Nice work John. I tried stacking a few flowers and got ghosting, much like an HDR. Not sure if I will bother again.
Thank you John. What stacking program are you using?