The texture in this image is really interesting as the icicles against the metal are really intriguing. The background being blurred creates a more up close and personal feel to the photo as it looks like you're invading its space by getting so close to the chain.
Hornets creeps me out but this photo is stunning and terrifying at the same time.A portrait of a hornet by Dusan Beno Bug-obsessed Slovakian student, Dusan Beno captures detailed macro portraits of insects and spiders. He catches his subjects in the great outdoors and then "bug-naps" them by taking them back to his home for photo-shoots.
patterns are unusual and detailed and illuminate the texture of the leaf. The use of tone in this image also helps to identify the pattern as the shadows are darkened and the colours contrast each other.
Shopping list You really don’t need a great deal of equipment to get going with ink drop photography. As with any specialist technique you can spend a fortune on a flashy kit, but before you lay out hundreds of pounds on macro lenses why not take a trial run first? You’ll need: a selection of different coloured inks a medicine dropper or pipette a fish tank or a large glass container a large piece of white paper or a soft box a strong light a camera with manual focus manually operated…