There’s an amazing world out there right beneath out noses and you can see it if you come just a little bit closer. I sometimes spend hours lying on my belly in the grass or sneaking around in the bushes to see if I can’t find some interesting subject flying or crawling around in there.

I live in the Netherlands, which isn’t home to many exotic animals or insects but if you pay attention, you can still see a lot interesting things going on. The way I take my pictures varies from just a camera with a 90mm macro lens attached for natural light or a more elaborate setup for more extreme close-up pictures with flash, which consists of the former set-up but with a close-up lens attached to the lens and small ETTL flash combined with a diy softbox, attached via a magic arm to a flash bracket. I take pictures of bigger animals too occasionally, but those are for another time.

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Small Heath

Resting Damsel



Emerald Damselfly (Lestes Sponsa)

Red Veined Darter (Sympetrum Fonscolombii)


Minsterl Bug (Graphosoma Lineatum)


Daddy Longlegs

Crab Spider

Dragonfly Silhouette