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The many facets of science photography

A quick spin with Sigma's 10mm f/2.8 Fisheye Lens

I have new piece of gear: the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 EX DC HSM Fisheye Lens. I picked one up on the recommendation of photographers Clay Bolt & Paul Harcourt Davies, whose wide-angle macro eBook makes considerable use of the lens's close-focus abilities...

January 8, 2013 — Alex Wild

Thrifty Thursday: Pro Photographer vs. Buzz Lightyear Camera

Thrifty Thursdays feature photographs taken with equipment costing less than $500. Our Thursday series has typically featured me handicapping myself by attempting to photograph with digicams, scanners, webcams, cell phones and other cut-rate equipment...

January 3, 2013 — Alex Wild

My personal best photographs of 2012

Since I'm asking everyone else to pony up a selection of their best science & nature photos of the year , I figure it's only fair I participate.

December 30, 2012 — Alex Wild

Everest in Two Billion Pixels

If you do nothing else today, click on this:David Breashears created this composite image in the spring of 2012 as part of Glacier Works' effort to document the response of glaciers to a changing climate...

December 18, 2012 — Alex Wild

The Case of the Lopsided Spider

I was entranced by this image when it appeared today in my facebook stream:Captured by the talented Malaysian photographer Liew Wk, the photo shows a developmental asymmetry in size between the anterior median eyes of this Asian jumping spider...

December 12, 2012 — Alex Wild

Tools of the insect photography trade

On popular request, I present my full kit of photographic gear.Lenses are the heart of any kit. My line-up includes (from left to right): Canon EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II...

December 7, 2012 — Alex Wild

This Steampunk Ant is Transformative

A few months ago, an artist who traced my photograph in the L.A. Times prompted a heated discussion: was the artist's work sufficiently transformative to count as Fair Use under U.S..

December 4, 2012 — Alex Wild

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