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I'm doing a macro Q&A with the moderators of the WOW-Macros Group. You can submit your questions here: wow-macros.deviantart.com/jour…

Ask anything you like -I'll answer any questions that you have :)
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kevoka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Um no questions yet. I have some.

1) You have great photographs of insects I know to be very skittish. Do you mostly take  them in the early morning when the insect is still lethargic, or do you cool the insects down (in refrigerator) then pose the shots?

2) Your backgrounds of the insects photographs are fairly uniform. Do you get an artificial background in place before the shot, or post process them in?
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dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Great questions!

1) I do not think that it is ethical to risk harming a subject for a photo, so I refuse to chill a critter in the refrigerator. Anyone who does, IMHO, is lazy and insensitive. Just set the alarm to go off before the sun comes up and let nature do the chilling for you.

2) All of the work that I've done with backgrounds has been in the field. One of these days my post processing skills might be good enough to do it on the computer but I'm just not there yet.
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kevoka Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014
Thanks. I finally saw that everyone else is asking questions under the WOW-Macro page. 

I do like how you indicated in the interview that there are folks who think the macros should be done a certain way. My response is - then let them do it that way. :D (Big Grin)  Most of the insect macros I am seeing these days look like they belong in a science book. Yours escape that feeling. Good on you.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
I want to change people's perception of the small world, and produce images that they want to print large and frame...
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kevoka Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014
My goal is similar. I want to take something really small and make it interesting to look at when it is really big. In addition, present a view of something people see everyday but do not recognize.
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dalantech Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
An excellent goal :)
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