Many people might not see the beauty in such a bird, but every design in nature has its purpose, and that makes it beautiful in its own right. The maraboe is certainly no exception. Thanks for posting this magnificent creature.
I am amazed by your macros. You must pay you models well to pose so nicely for you. I would think macro photography of living subjects is very hard to get perfect, but you have mastered the art. Congratulations!
This is a beautiful image of a beautiful mushroom. The focus and exposure are sharp and exactly right. Very nice. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I especially like this photo because a longhorn beetle is rather unexpected in this setting. Most such photos feature a bee or butterfly. I also like the contrasting colors of the gold colored beetle against the lavender color of the blossom. Very nicely done -- Thanks for sharing it.
This is a magnificent shot. Besides the fact that the moisture beads really stand out in the photo, I think one of the best aspcts is the oblique backlighting. That makes the water beads really glisten. Excellent job with this one. Congratulations.
Magnificent! That's all I have to say -- simply magnificent!
Wonderful photo of this magnificent insect. The extreme macro blurs the background to make a smooth backdrop to the subject. I also like the fact that you focused on the mandibles of the creature, since that is the focus of your description also.
This photo makes me smile, since at first glance it looks like a single gull with a beak on each side of its head. Cleverly done!
This picture cries out for a caption contest. Your title of "Intimidation" is perfect. If you would enter it, I'm sure this would be a contest winner.
You've captured some very beautiful flowers in fine detail. You have enough depth-of-field to focus sharply on several blossoms, yet those around the edges are nicely blurred just a little. That keeps the viewer's eye trained on your main subject. Nicely composed.