Tip: Nicky Bay’s Shots of Singpore’s Most Unusual Macro Motifs


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As you know, beside four-legged friends also six and eight legged critters rank among my favorite motifs. Unfortunately, I’m naturally too fidgety and impatient to go stalking with a tripod, macro-flashes and diffusors. For that reason, I take pictures mostly from the hip, which isn’t the best way to get sharp images. From time to time I succeed in shooting a workable picture, however none of them are nearly as good as Nicky Bay’s macro shots.

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Apart from the usual little critters – if you can call these exotic insects and arachnids from the rainforest like that at all – Nicky Bay, living in Singapore, also takes pictures of bioluminescent species like these mushrooms.

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His UV-macros are not any less interesting, which he takes by shining the motives with a UV-flashlight.

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You often hear or read that the equipment is not so important. Well, here you can see Nicky Bay’s modest macro setup.

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Some of his best images of the preceding year can be found here.

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