Hello guys and girls! As the year 2014 is drawing to a close, I figured it would be a great time to summarize our progress over the year~
I remembered taking my first ever (horrible) macro shot about one and a half years ago, and started this website on June 2014. I have learnt a lot over this short period of time, both in terms of photography skills and also general knowledge on the wonderful creatures I’ve come across. The more I’ve learnt the more I come to appreciate Macro Photography and also our beautiful and priceless Nature.
One thing is for sure, I couldn’t have achieved any of this without the help and guidance of several humble and great Macro Gurus around the region; I also couldn’t have done it without the support and encouragements from friends, families and of course, the awesome viewers and readers here (Pixels Dimension has just break 3,500 views!)! Thank you very much for everything! <3
Okay, without further ado, my top 20 favourite shots for year 2014! Photos are selected not only based on aesthetics, but also rarity of the moment and difficulty of the shot~ Please enjoy!
20. A Wagler’s Pit Viper (Tropidolaemus wagleri) envenoming a frog
19. An angry female Malayan Trapdoor Spider (Liphistius malayanus)
18. A mating pair of Stalk-eye Flies (Teleopsis sp.)
17. Finally, A Lanturn Bug (Zanna sp.)
16. A Curved, Long-Spined Spider (Macracantha arcuata)
15. A pair of Great Angle Head Lizards (Gonocephalus grandis)
14. An juvenile female Argiope doleschalli
13. A Giant Forest Scorpion (Heterometrus spinifer) under UV illumination
12. A strikingly orange Giant Trapdoor Spider (Liphistius desultor)
11. An adult female Double-Hump Yellow Tent Spider (Cyrtophora cylindroides) drinking water
10. Two-in-one, a dragonfly and a millipede
9. A mother crab spider (Thomisus sp.) and her babies
8. Malayan Forest Gecko (Cyrtodactylus pulchellus) removing water droplets from its eye
7. A colourful Praying Mantis
6. A Trilobite Beetle (Ducitola hoiseni ?)
5. Fancy-loooking Caterpillar
4. A Funnel Web Spider (Macrothele cf. segmentata) in action
3. Alas, a cooperative Robberfly!
2. A male Great Wide-Jawed Jumper (Parabathippus magnus)
1. A male Greater Bluewing (Rhyothemis plutonia)
Well, that’s it! My favourite Top 20 Macro Shots for the year 2014! Again the shots are not just based on aesthetic value, but inclusive of the rarity of subjects and the difficulty in getting the shots 🙂
I really look forward to 2015 (I guess all Malaysians do), and I hope that I will be able to improve my Macro skills further aside from being able to photograph more unique and exotic creatures- I still have a very long wishlist to fulfil haha! XD
Thank you for reading guys, I would like to wish you a Happy New Year and may your 2015 be filled with healthy and prosperity~!
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