Since 1975, Nikon has hosted the Small World Photography Competition, a showcase for the heros of Microphotography (both still and motion). The video above highlights some of the astounding work in the “Motion” category from this years competition (2018). If you want to go really deep, you can view over 40 years of amazing images and movies from the archives.
Shooting with a digital SLR, I sort of animate my way through portions of the American Museum of Natural History (New York City). Entire sequence was edited “in camera”. Each of the 16 tiles contains the same movie, but offset in time, if you watch it long enough, this becomes apparent.
(At least, I think it’s a katydid) … it was on my Hotel window one morning last summer in NYC.
Located in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco. When I filmed there in 2006, there were no Koi to be found. Now, they’re legion. Part of my ongoing San Francisco Variations project.
A little reminder of an early morning walk on the beach in Florida (November 19, 2014).
Here is a unique and fantastic bit of time-lapse photography by Daniel Stoupin depicting tiny marine animals under very high magnification. I learned a great new term: “Focus Stacking”, wherein multiple exposures with different focus planes are merged together in order to counteract shallow depth of field inherent in macro photography. Bravo.
No, this was not done in the wild, but with elaborate camera set-ups using a Phantom HD High-Speed digital camera shooting at 1200 frames per second in a controlled environment. The results are glorious. If you watch it to the end, they show how it was all done.
In the interest of keeping up with the fashion of posting cute animal videos, I offer this view of a Squirrel sharing my lunch on top of the Sentinel Dome, Yosemite National Park.