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2017 Macro Highlights

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31 December 2017
2017 Summary Given that I’ve been trudging the local forests regularly for years, one would have thought that I’ve seen all there is to see….
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The Weirdest Macro Lens – Laowa 24mm f/14 2:1 Underwater Field Test

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21 October 2017
Back in June, I was given the opportunity to test the new crazy lens by Laowa – the Laowa 24mm f/14 2:1 Relay Lens….
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Borneo Bootcamp 2017 – Tawau Hills Park Day 4

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19 July 2017
On our last day in Tawau, we made our pilgrimage up to the world's (once) tallest tropical tree. Well, it was still the world's tallest until 2016 when researchers found several taller trees in Maliau Basin and Danum Valley.
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Borneo Bootcamp 2017 – Tawau Hills Park Day 3

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18 July 2017
We experienced a bit of a slowdown due to the rain on day 2, but day 3 was filled with exceptional finds from giant beetles to lantern bugs to tarantulas and even spiders new to science!
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Borneo Bootcamp 2017 – Tawau Hills Park Day 2

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17 July 2017
Day 2 of Borneo Bootcamp started early, with most of our long-distance visitors experiencing jet-lag. We had a very good morning with lots of exciting finds, but were contained to the cabins at night due to the rain. Nevertheless, still an exceptional day in Borneo!
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Borneo Bootcamp 2017 – Tawau Hills Park Day 1

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16 July 2017
Finally got down to photo-journaling this year's Borneo Bootcamp! This year's bootcamp was quite different, with it held across 2 different locations in Borneo and over 8 days. It was also announced pretty late with less than 2 months before the actual workshop. Nevertheless, we had a very fruitful adventure with participants from 9 different countries -- all crazy about bugs and spiders!
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A Lightweight Set-Up for Wide Angle Macro to Attain More Depth of Field

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1 July 2017
I like experimenting with different setups, especially for wide angle close-ups. Last year, I took my wife’s Sony A7 for a couple of field…
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Review

Olympus STF-8 Macro Twin Flash Review

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16 June 2017
Last year, Olympus Singapore loaned me a pre-launch unit of their new STF-8 Macro Twin Flash, together with their OMD-EM1 Mk1 and M.Zuiko Digital…
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Venus Optics Laowa Lens Sale with Free Shipping

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31 May 2017
For the month of June 2017, readers of this blog can get a 10% discount from the purchase of almost all products from Venus…
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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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