I am a 42-year old husband and father. I was an avid computer gamer and DOF, F-stops and the like were foreign to me until my wife introduced me to photography.

I began shooting during the latter part of March 2010 and quickly became addicted to it. I started this blog to share my journey and to learn along the way. Special thanks to my wife Eng who encouraged me and to all my friends in Blogosphere who shared their knowledge and taught me to further this craft.

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40 comments:

Ashley Sisk

Incredible - I'm in awe.

Biana

Dave this is really wonderful. I love the blur. really nice shot! Your macros are always great :)

Mojo

Amazing macro again! I can almost feel the bumps and ridges in the shell when I touch the screen.

Marka

Hang in there little guy!

Johnny Nutcase

very very nice, great depth of field!

Mridula

Amazing, amazing and amazing.

Kala

Great clarity and shallow DoF.

Serline

2nd snail macro I came across to day. Yours has a bit more detail, but the other was enhanced by water droplets... have a blessed weekend!

Ma.links

It is fascinating to me how you can take a slimy thing and turn it into something pretty.

Annelie

Hi Dave, it´s really cute actually.....

betchai

stunning shot, the details are definitely amazing.

Denise

Wow, you have made that slug look like a star, beautiful image!

If you have the time to stop by, my post is right here,

Snap

I know you'll have something spectacular to see! Love the snail (as long as he isn't eating my veggies!)

Tink *~*~*

Beautiful shell on this guy (I collect seashells, but I've been known to pick up a pretty - EMPTY! - snail shell now and then).

Tink *~*~*

Misty Dawn

Beautiful, dreamy image.

Dianne

your shot makes it possible to really appreciate the beauty of his shell
and the soft blurry framing is so lovely

Poetic Shutterbug

Oh my, that is amazingly awesome!!! Wow!

Katia

Beautiful snail! Gorgeous photo! So jealous. I need a macro lens, clearly. And some talent, too.

cat

That is such an awesome snail macro :)

siromade08

Stunning shot of a tiny little things...its awesome..

Ma.links

Re: I used a lens filter called star-filter x8. It "breaks" the light 8 times. I love it.
http://www.tvspelsweb.se/product_thumb.php?img=images/star_8x_58mm.jpg&w=200&h=133 <-- This one.

Leena

And again - perfect!!

Glennis

While he is a wonderful snail I am not at all tempted to eat it!
Great photo.

"Lillagul"

Great shot on the Garden snail !
We have a lot of them here too :)

Heather T.

This is SO macro...love it!!!!

Don't Bug Me!

I think that I have a bit of work to do before I can even come close to getting as good images as you do. My lighting leaves a lot to be desired!

awarewriter

What an artful macro. It's magnificent!

michael

My goodness. I've taken a number of snail portraits, but none as dramatic as that.

LadyFi

I've always loved snails - now I know why! This is just amazing.

Birgitta "foto CHIP"

Dave, this is awesome! The close up the colors the focus - I love the picture :)

http://foto.rudenius.se/post/2010/06/21/Macro-Monday-e28093-Walking-around.aspx

BJ Roan

He is a handsome guy. Love the colors and textures. Nice catch!

HOOTIN' ANNI

What detail!!! Love this share.

My macro wildflower Do drop by if you can.

Have a great day today.

EG Wow

Neat shot of a very hungry critter. :)

Rosie @ Centre of Interest

love it Dave . Great shot - but you can keep him - I've enough in my garden.

dutchbaby

Who knew that snails are so bumpy? Thanks!

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