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My favorite macro pictures from 2007 taken in Northern Norway

January 16th, 2008 · 20 Comments

I’m a big fan of taking macro pictures, especially close up pictures of insects.
Here is a selection of my favorite macro pictures that I took in 2007.
Hope there will be lots of insects and other creatures to photograph in 2008 😉

Macro photo of hermit crab and barnacle

Macro photo of hoverfly on dandelion flower

Macro photo of five-spot burnet moths mating on flowers

Macro photo of Common Hawker dragonfly

A closer view of a snail

Check out my archive of macro photos.

Tags: Flora · Flower · flower fly · Insect · Macro · Nature · Norway Norwegen Norge

20 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Techfun // Jan 16, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    Those are amazing, as usual. 🙂

    The hoverfly – is that some kind of bee? Do you get much honey production way up north there?

  • 2 Thomas Laupstad // Jan 16, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Hoverflies mimic other types of insects. Think this one tried to be a bee 🙂
    Yeah, the honey here is lovely!

  • 3 MarketingDeviant // Jan 16, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I love the hermit! So cute =D

  • 4 Keith // Jan 16, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Wonderful pictures as always. I just love the hermit crab.

  • 5 Tom // Jan 17, 2008 at 3:25 am


    Wonderful macro shots. It is very cool for me to see the little creatures that live in Norway. The Hermit crab really surprised me! The moth shot looks as if you mirrored one side to the other, but you didn’t. Very cool.


  • 6 Nishan Stepak (Book Calendar) // Jan 17, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    Hi, I like the hermit crab picture. But, I am rather partial to them. They make interesting terrarium pets.

  • 7 Lynda Lehmann // Jan 17, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Wonderful photos!

    I’ve never seen a dragonfly with that kind of body! (They look much less foreboding, here in the northeast USA–at least the ones I have seen close up…)

  • 8 Casey McKinnon // Jan 17, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    I love macro because it demystifies the insect… Usually I’m creeped out by bugs, but when I see them in macro I feel more comfortable.

  • 9 webduck // Jan 17, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    To me, this is one of the glorious things about the internet. We may never be able to travel to see these things in person, but you have brought us face to face with them, as it were. All of the photos are terrific!

  • 10 Sharon // Jan 17, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    You know I have a phobia against most of these insects.

    But you make them look so beautiful that I want to take them home. 🙂

  • 11 StanHayes // Jan 17, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Do you know what lens the hermit crab was taken on?

  • 12 Thomas Laupstad // Jan 17, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    Thanks for all the comments 🙂

    Stan: It was taken with a olympus zukio digital 35mm. It is a great lens!

  • 13 Mattisulweb // Jan 18, 2008 at 11:02 am

    Beautiful blog!

    Greeting from Italy


  • 14 Drew // Jan 18, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    Excellent photos. I went through a macro phase this past year and Macro is one of my favorite ways to shoot.

  • 15 Karianne // Jan 19, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    I love the colors! Beautiful as usual! 🙂

  • 16 Alison // Jan 19, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    Hello, I found you via Entrecard.

    Your photos are beautiful, I’ll call again soon!

  • 17 jessie // Jan 20, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    i really love the way you take pictures.

  • 18 Sue Cowan // Jan 20, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    What wonderful macros. Sometimes, there is such beauty in these tiny packages, and we just cannot see it with the naked eye. Your photography is really outstanding, I love every visit here.

  • 19 My favorite macro pictures from 2007 taken in Northern Norway part 2 // Feb 15, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    […] { float:left; padding:3px 5px 5px 5px; }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 […]

  • 20 mike // Feb 1, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Beautiful detail and colors Thomas.