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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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Workshop

Macro Photography Bootcamp Borneo 2017

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24 May 2017
Macro Photography Bootcamp Borneo 2017 has concluded. Be sure to sign up for the mailing list to be notified when the next one is…
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Feature

Shit Gets Real – 9 Dung Spiders and their Remarkable Mimicry

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22 May 2017
From years of trudging through forests, I have learnt not to casually dismiss any pile of poop in the foliage. With experience and a…
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Workshop

Night Macro Photography Workshop @ Pulau Ubin, 3 June 2017

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8 May 2017
Night Macro Photography Night macro photography is undoubtedly much more productive and exciting than in the day. After the sun sets, nocturnal creatures emerge from…
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Preview of Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Field Guide

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5 May 2017
It gives me great pleasure to announce the upcoming Borneo Spiders: A Photographic Guide. I had been working on this book for over 2…
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How Birds are Fooled by Ladybird Mimicry and Why Spiders are Amazing

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22 March 2017
Ladybird beetles are frequently portrayed in childrens’ books and nursery rhymes, but few know that they possess noxious chemicals which wreck havoc on taste…
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Highlights

2016 Macro Collection: Highlights from Singapore and the Region

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31 December 2016
As 2016 draws to a close, it is time for my annual photo spam with the year’s highlights. While I did fewer expeditions beyond…
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2017 Jumping Spiders Calendar

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25 November 2016
Thinking of a Christmas gift for your fellow arachnophiles? I have put together a 11×8.5″ Wall Calendar for 2017 featuring a different jumping spider…
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Mystery of the Pulsating Spider

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12 November 2016
During my years in the field, I had recorded numerous instances of micro-movements in spider abdomens. Most are just really tiny unnoticeable movements around…
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Ladybird Beetles: A Brief History Behind the Name “Lady”

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3 October 2016
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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Trilobite Beetles: “Prehistoric” Creatures of our Forests

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9 September 2016
Trilobite beetles are not prehistoric. They merely resemble the extinct trilobite and adopted the name due to the visual similarity. However, that didn’t stop…
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51 Huntsman Spider Portraits from Singapore – Happy 51st Birthday!

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9 August 2016
Singapore celebrates her 51st birthday today, so here’s a tiny collection of close-ups of one of the most majestic spider families in Singapore -…
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Laowa 12mm F/2.8 ZERO-D Ultra Wide Angle Lens Preview

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25 July 2016
Last month, Venus Optics contacted me and asked if I would like to try out their new Laowa 12mm F/2.8 ZERO-D lens, which is…
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Feature Journal

Spider Photo Exhibition at Senckenberg Natural History Museum

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14 July 2016
From 15th July 2016 to 8th January 2017, I will have a gallery of spider photos exhibited at the Senckenberg Natural History Museum in…
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NICKY BAY
Singapore

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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