When we stumbled on the photography of a Flickr user Opo Terser (alias, Thomas Shahan) we were frankly gobsmacked. This is among the most incredible macro photography we have ever seen and goes to show what specialization can do for a photographer. Thomas has graciously allowed us to host this collection at Light Stalking for our readers to enjoy!
Face of a Southern Yellowjacket Queen
Damsel Fly Head – (Argia vivida)
Eyes of an Adult Female Phidippus putnami Jumping Spider
Robber Fly – (Holcocephala fusca)
Black Soldier Fly Head – (Hermetia illucens)
Male Praying Mantis Head – (Stagmomantis carolina?)
Walking Stick Head – (Phasmatodea)
Eyes of a Female Rabid Wolf Spider (Rabidosa rabida)
Head of a Black Carpenter Ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus)
Tiger Crane Fly Head (Nephrotoma ferruginea)
Male Striped Horse Fly (Tabanus lineola)
Katydid Nymph Head – (Scudderia)
Blue Damsel Fly Face – (Zygoptera)
Skipper with Proboscis – (Hesperiidae)
We think these are incredible. We hope you do too. If you would like to see more of Thomas’ photos, don’t forget to check out his Flickr Photo Stream. You can also read a great interview with him where he divulges a few of his tricks and ideas on macro photography of insects and bugs. And don’t forget to check out his own website about vintage guitars!
Amazing amazing amazing images! I love macro photography, but my camera can’t EVEN get that close.. You work is fabulous!
Than Q! I’m sure glad bugs are bug sized! Fab pics.
How do you get such good depth of field in these photos?
So you’re saying “photographer specialization is for insects?” (apologies to Robert Heinlein)
Thanks. I wasn’t scared enough of bugs.
All kidding aside, really fantastic work.
Absolutely amazing some of the best macro I have seen.
they are amazing! but why always bugs??? you can take something else with macro…
Oh! boy, if these bugs are everywhere, then where I am going to sleep? could be possible the people scrach their itchy skin for these bugs without know why the skin ithch?
especially that spider’s eyes 🙂
Than Q! I'm sure glad bugs are bug sized! Fab pics.
how can I ever stomp on a bug again!! What beauty there is in each face—God is good!
I love macro photography, takes some patience to get used to though… awesome set. Thanks for sharing.
Absolutely amazing! I don’t know what else I can say.
beautiful! very well edited with the colours.
I can really say I know what bug eyes look like now, thanks to the
work of Thomas Shahan.
this is so beautiful. thanks for your pic
Oh that’s incredible!
I am learning how to photograph and love. micro work. I have a 105 portrait lens and tungsten lighting.
Are you using a light tent?
Very amazing the DOF….