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Macro Highlights – The Best of 2023

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4 January 2024
2023 went by in a flash, but not without a bang. I managed to document lots of amazing lifers and did field trips in…
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Guide

A Photographer’s Guide to Laowa Aurogon FF 10-50X NA0.5 Supermicro APO

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30 December 2023
The new Laowa Aurogon FF 10-50X NA0.5 Supermicro APO is a beast that produces great images at a fraction of the cost of high…
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Coccinellidae Checklist: Ladybird Beetles

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27 September 2023
Ladybirds from the family Coccinellidae Latreille, 1807 are also commonly known as Ladybugs in North America, but are actually not true bugs but beetles….
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Pillbugs & Sowbugs: Isopoda Checklist

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15 June 2023
Pillbugs, sowbugs, roly-polies and woodlice, collectively referred to as isopods, are land-dwelling crustaceans that feed mainly on decaying organic matter, especially rotting wood and…
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Harvestmen: Opiliones Checklist

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17 April 2023
Arachnids from the order Opiliones are commonly called harvestmen, harvest spiders, shepherd spiders, or daddy-long-legs (not to be confused with Pholcidae). In Latin, opilio…
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Macro Highlights – The Best of 2022

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31 December 2022
In 2022, I spent a little more time exploring the urban microfauna. I was also an instructor at BugShot Ecuador 2022 and had lots…
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Tingidae Checklist: Lace Bugs

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10 October 2022
Lace bugs belong to the family Tingidae and are recognised by the lace-like structure on their pronotum and forewings. Lace bugs are usually host-specific…
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Feature Workshop

BugShot Ecuador 2022 Highlights

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13 July 2022
BugShot Ecuador 2022 was held from 4 to 13 June 2022, brimming with a troupe of naturalists hungry for some macro action after a…
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BugShot Ecuador 2022 Checklist

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17 June 2022
BugShot Ecuador 2022 was an unforgettable adventure with some of the world’s most wonderful bug folks. From the cloud forest to the Amazon river…
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Fake News Explained: Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spiders

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12 April 2022
My photos of the Cork-Lid Trapdoor Spider have been making their rounds on the internet again this month with yet another entirely untrue caption…
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BugShot 2022 – Ecuadorian Amazon

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4 April 2022
If you get breathless or froth in the mouth on seeing a bizarre invertebrate that you’ve only ever heard of or read about and…
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Macro Highlights – The Best of 2021

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31 December 2021
2021 has pretty much contained us within Singapore but despite that, we had many significant discoveries in the little red dot. While we were…
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Review

Laowa 85mm f/5.6 2x Ultra Macro APO Field Review: World’s Smallest 2:1 Full Frame Macro Lens

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29 November 2021
The new Laowa 85mm F/5.6 2x Macro lens is one of the smallest macro lenses that I’ve ever used for a full-frame sensor. It…
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Fulgoroidea Checklist: Planthoppers

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1 June 2021
Planthoppers from the superfamily Fulgoroidea are plant-feeding insects which “hop” in the same fashion as grasshoppers. The nymphs, as well as some females, produce…
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Bioluminescence: Glowing Mushrooms of Singapore

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8 May 2021
Singapore is home to a number of bioluminescent fungi. Out of over 148000 known species of fungi across the world, over 70 of them…
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Argiope Checklist: Cross Spiders

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25 March 2021
Cross orb weaver spiders from the genus Argiope Audouin, 1826 have some of the most common names tagged to them, namely Cross Spiders, Zig-Zag…
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NICKY BAY
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Hi my name is Nicky Bay. I am a macro photographer, instructor and book author, travelling the world to document the vast micro biodiversity that nature has to offer. Follow my updates and discover with me the incredible beauty and science behind our planet's micro creatures!

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