My first 100$ payment from Dreamstime!!!

posted on 19th of july, 2012

And here it is...after one year and two months. With only 167 files online, I have 64 sales and my first 100$. Thanks to all buyers and to Dreamstime also.

I feel great. I used this money to buy myself an amazing Minolta 50mm 1.7 prime lens, which is a must-have to any Sony/Minolta shooter.

Soon I hope I will upgrade from my fantastic 12MP Sony a700 to a new 24MP Sony a77 SLT beast. Since I really love macro photography, this 24MP will give me some great possibilities in croping and still have some great MP size file. Jumping spiders are very very active little spider, so proper framing is very often impossible.

I also plan to buy a legendary Minolta 70-210 f4 "Beercan" lens. This is some very very nice and super sharp lens with some beautiful creamy bokeh. I think I can produce some very nice images for Dreamstime with such lens.

Since I really love macro photography, here are some of my latest macro uploads. Thanks for reading, and greetings from Croatia!

Comments (25)

Posted by Miraclemoments on November 26, 2012
Lovely...it is a nice feeling getting that first payout.
Posted by M4rio1979 on November 26, 2012
Thank you Fairoesh :)
Posted by Fainastock02 on November 26, 2012
Very nice and high quality macro images! Keep up the good work!
Posted by M4rio1979 on August 01, 2012
Thanks a lot :)
Posted by Lfmpereira on August 01, 2012
Congrats, Mario. I am happy for you. :)
Posted by M4rio1979 on July 24, 2012
It is very nice feeling when my images inspire someone to take camera and go out to shoot some photos :) Thanks!
Posted by Torasnapsfr on July 24, 2012
Wow amazing photos!!!! love the spiders. I'm going straight out in the garden now but I doubt I can get results like that!!! so inspiring.
Posted by M4rio1979 on July 24, 2012
Thanks Laurasinelle
Posted by Laurasinelle on July 23, 2012
Really nice images!
Posted by M4rio1979 on July 23, 2012
thanks Jdanne
Posted by Jdanne on July 23, 2012
Posted by Ewapix on July 22, 2012
Posted by M4rio1979 on July 22, 2012
Thanks a lot Ewapix
Posted by Ewapix on July 22, 2012
Hi Marion, congratulations! What a great achievement. Fully deserved too. Wish you many more hundreds to come!

Posted by M4rio1979 on July 22, 2012
Thanks for commenting!
Posted by Hanbaoluan on July 21, 2012
Great macro photography pictures, congratulations!
Posted by Egomezta on July 20, 2012
Congratulations, that's great.
Posted by Famed01 on July 20, 2012
Congratulations!!! Great shots!!
Posted by M4rio1979 on July 20, 2012
Thanks to all of you. Yes, I specialy love jumping spiders, and I would love to come to Australia, just to photograph some new jumping spider species. You really have some special and remarkable speciment in Australia. Maybe one day :)
Posted by Ewamewa2 on July 20, 2012
Posted by Giannit on July 20, 2012
congratulations.... great macro shots.
Posted by FabioConcetta on July 20, 2012
Beautiful macro, the third and fourth are really impressive!
Posted by Lftan on July 19, 2012
Congratulations :)
Posted by Baldas1950 on July 19, 2012
Congratulations for the present result and for your future plans!
Posted by Martingraf on July 19, 2012
congratulations!!! you seem to not only love macro but also spiders - you should come down to Australia - we have heaps of beautiful spiders here - I have one Red Back available if you are interested :)

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Photo credits: Mario Čehulić.

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My name is Mario Čehulić, and I live in Croatia. All I can say about photography is, that I really love it. Macro photography is something that I prefer the most of all. Specially macro photography of insects, birds, animals, flowers, architectural details and many more related to macro and closeup. Also love to take photos of nature, landscapes and architecture everywhere I go or travel. Feel free to browse through my portfolio and thanks to all potential buyers of my photos. I would love to know where my images are used, so if it is not to much to ask, please let me know. Hope yo... [Read more]

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