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My favorite macro pictures from 2007 taken in Northern Norway part 2

February 15th, 2008 · 19 Comments

When I made the first post with my favorite pictures from 2007 I realized that I had more faves than I could fit into one post. So here is the next batch of my favorite macro photos taken in Northern Norway 2007.
Click on the pictures to see a larger version and if you click on the individual links you can read more about each picture.

Macro photo of ant dragging a spider
If you look closely you can see the ant is dragging a spider.

Macro photo of Ichneumon wasp
This freaky creature is a sort of Ichneumon wasp that lay eggs into other insects. Their larvae live as a parasite of other insects.

Close up photo of a water drop against yellow lichen with reflection of me, the sun and a mountain
If you look at the picture large you can see the reflection of me, the sun and a big mountain.


Picture of a bumblebee
Bumblebees are beautiful and fascinating. Check out this post for more bumblebee pictures.

Macro picture of a sawfly with blue eyes
Loved the blue eyes on this sawfly.

Tags: Ant · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge · Sawfly · Spider

19 responses so far ↓

  • 1 GeekMom // Feb 15, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Wow, those are amazing! The critters kind of give me the creepy-crawlies, but I love the one where I can see your reflection in the water droplet.The colors are beautiful!

  • 2 Alison // Feb 15, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Loving the sawfly, though the ant and spider was a bit gruesome for me!

  • 3 portorikan // Feb 15, 2008 at 10:29 pm

    Holy crap man, awesome stuff.

  • 4 Lynda Lehmann // Feb 15, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Wonderful macros! Although I don’t enjoy the presence of insects, small or large. But they’re fascinating to look at–just as long as they’re depicted in photos and aren’t crawling on me!

  • 5 Lynda Lehmann // Feb 15, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    PS -The little green guy is gorgeous, for a fly!

  • 6 PixelHead // Feb 15, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    Wow, some pretty sweet Macros…I am envious again. I think the Sawfly’s blue eye was my favorite of the bunch.

  • 7 RennyBA // Feb 15, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    All of them are amazing – what lovely macro pics – thanks for sharing!

    It’s hard to chose between them, but my fave would be the sawfly. It’s so colourful and sharply captured.

  • 8 GoSmell // Feb 16, 2008 at 12:18 am

    Whoa~great pics. I think I accidentally ate a fly that looked like that once.

  • 9 Sephyroth // Feb 16, 2008 at 2:29 am

    Wow, those are some amazing shots! Definitely looking forward to seeing more of them. 🙂

  • 10 seraphangel // Feb 16, 2008 at 5:57 am

    wow, amazing shots you got there! Love the one where the ant was dragging the spider. Are those photos cropped or it’s the original sized pics? What lens are you using? I’m using an SP90mm on a Canon 400D, still new to macro, any pointers? 😀

  • 11 Angie Hurst // Feb 16, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    I love macro shots. The ant and spider one is exceptional, although the sawfly is great too!

  • 12 shirley // Feb 16, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    These are awesome! Really cool.

  • 13 DH // Feb 17, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Just gorgeous. I too love macro shots and was thrilled to see you showcase them today.

  • 14 Markk // Feb 17, 2008 at 11:40 am

    Holy mackerel! Fantastic macro shots. Lovely, lovely, lovely.

  • 15 Spicegirl // Feb 17, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Awesome photos! I wish I could take such real-life pictures!

  • 16 This was the Week that Was, Vol. 34 | Sephy's Platzish // Feb 19, 2008 at 7:43 am

    […] a fan of fantastic photography, you need to check out these pictures. These are a selection of macro photos from Northern Norway. I have to say that I’m stunned by the quality, and am jealous of the diversity of creatures […]

  • 17 Carol // Feb 25, 2008 at 4:57 am

    I really like those macro photos. How do you do that? Can you do it with a regular digital? I am starting to take photos. I find it fascinating and yours are superb

  • 18 Jenny // Feb 25, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Just amazing photos. How do you get such brilliant depth of field and focus.

  • 19 johnyeew // Jan 12, 2009 at 6:12 am

    http://johnyeew.blogspot.com/2009/01/macro-photo-taken-with-webcam.html

    your photos are amazing !