I love shooting photos of Mother Nature, particularly the "small" world. Macros are a fascinating way to view the world and to get an idea of the diversity of life that surrounds us. My passion for photography came from another hobby, hybridizing hostas. As my hybrids developed and I photographed them, something seemed to be missing.....so I began to enhance my skills as a photographer, by asking questions and studying the photos of others. It surprises me, how one hobby can lead to another.
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These photos have been given awards by the wonderful people at Betterphoto.com
I am very proud to have these awards.
Art Glass (7)
These images were taken at the Habitat Gallery in Royal Oak, MI. A great place to spend a day with or without your camera. ( better with !! )
Birds are one of nature's most creative achievements...I love watching them and occassionally photographing them.
Short lived summer flowers with an amazing diversity of colors and shapes. Each flower lasts only one day, hence the name "day lily".
Great Lakes Area (15)
Living in Michigan is fantastic to me. I love the weather and the water, especially the Great Lakes. Lake Michigan provides many photo opportunities.
Ever since I was a child I have had an interest in snakes, lizards, frogs and toads. I have been fortunate enough to photograph a few.
Hybrid Hostas (80)
Hostas as a hobby have led me to photograpy......in the search for better photos, I became more interested in photography
Insects and Arachnids (72)
Some of the most interesting creatures in the world are some of the smallest and most numerous. Macro photography opens the door to this world.
These beauties are only around for a couple of weeks in May, but the memories of them last all year long in my mind.
Over the winter I read about shooting refractions in water drops; I was anxious this summer to give it a try. It is challenging and requires patience, but is also rewarding and fun.
Spring time (106)
Of course this is one of my favorite times of the year, everything is fresh and new. Life begins again. So much fun with my camera each and every spring.
Finding fields of sunflowers to photograph has become a hobby. Sometimes I may even find delightful monarch butterflies enjoying the flowers as much as me.
The sounds and sights of moving water are peaceful and tranquil, hiking into areas where I can photograph waterfalls is a source of great personal pleasure.
© Ron Livingston