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Ade_Osman | Send a Private Message | Twitter | Facebook

Welcome to the strange world of my photography, as you may have gathered I'm a complete macro nutcase specialising in moths, insects and anything else that lives around us in the natural world.

Ade_Osman's Albums

Water Rail For Ed (Glostopcat) at 17/03/2012 - 12:09
A few of the wonderful birds my wife drags me out to see......She's the twitcher not me, I just shoot them, metaphorically speaking Tongue
Skipper Feeding on Knapweed at 20/12/2008 - 14:39
I find butterflies interesting to watch and photograph, but I have to plan a lot of my photography of them because of my limited mobility because they involve a lot of chasing and bending.......Great subjects, just wish they were easier for me to shoot Sad
Oedemera nobilis at 08/09/2011 - 03:09
Such a big classification and so many different and interesting things to see and learn. It truly fascinates me and I'm always either photographing it or reading about it......I so wish I had a better education as a child as I'm sure I'd be in the profession of studying them somewhere or another, (does this qualify me as an anorak?) This apart from Moths (which are an insect of sorts after all) really are my favourite things to photograph.
I go out very occasionally to the meadow at the end of my cul de sac and just sweep around with a net, bring anything I catch home and shoot them in a studio environment, which has taken me what seems like forever to set up. Makes life easier for me to do it this way rather than aimlessy walking around field trying to put tripods up and down, fight with set-ups and walking sticks only to end up looking like a bent up deckchair with my spine all in spasm........

I rarely do anything in the field these days, although I can't resist the temptation of the odd dragonfly. When you think these creatures have lived for millions of years and fly better pound for pound than anything we as humans have ever invented, you just cannot ignore how interesting they really are! Finding them is quite relatively easy and they're easy to shoot as once located in the field and studied for a little while, you can with experience predict where they might perch too next, usually giving you plenty of time to set up up macro rig and wait around with a remote!......Game on!
Early Thorn at 18/03/2012 - 07:14
Nearly all these moths have been caught in the garden using either sugared ropes, nectar and light traps. As with all the species I catch I always try and release the subject without any harm whatsoever!..........I've a very sensitive wife who would kill me if she thought I'd killed anything needlessly. Although I draw the line at wasps, sometimes they can be a bit bad tempered and as I'm allergic to there venom, I rarely photograph them in case I get stung! Although, even they can be mild mannered when cool first thing in the morning! Well I just can't resist an opportunity now can I?
Harvest Mouse at 16/03/2012 - 03:32
Very difficult subject which involves a lot of time and patience, unless you go to Zoo's and such like, but there's nothing quite like getting something that's really wild and out in our glorious countryside......Good for the soul and the grey matter!
??....Study carefully. at 15/03/2012 - 08:47
Title say it all really, stuff I've done when I get bored and wildlife images I haven't really enough for to give it it's own Album Tongue