TOKYO-2019 Science / Other

Microcosmic Portraits of The Little Earthlings

  • Prize
    Bronze in Science/Other
  • Photographer
    Irina Petrova
  • Technical Info
    Sony Alpha Nex-6, Retro Mf Lenses, 1/40 S, 1/100 S, 1/125 S, 1/160 S, Iso 100, F/3.5 + F/8
  • Photo Date
    2018-2019

A series of macro portraits of insects taken with two retro manual focus lenses, which were made in 1982, connected by a filter ring adapter. Each image was obtained by focus stacking a tens or hundreds of shots. The purpose of this project is to show usual insects from unusual angles. That is why all insects were collected within the territory of the South Urals, where it would seem there are no exotic, bright species such as, for example, in Southeast Asia or Africa.

I'm an amateur photographer who uses only retro manual focus lenses to share the beauty of the world.