My artificial island made for insect macro shoots

posted on 9th of september, 2013

I made this micro-island from plastic, sand, rocks and seashells and I put on it various insects. A photo studio for these tiny "models".
Is very comfortable to shoot on this island, I can rotate it for good angle. This video show the moment when I put a can full of caterpillars over the spider, a really assault from the sky :)
Around the island is water, as you can see the caterpillars can swim but the spider was keept at place to do the web. I have another video with the spider and the web. The female spiders from photos bellow got babies on this island :) Her body is so big because she was pregnant.

Youtube video: caterpillar paratroopers over the spider
I will put more videos on my blog: http://alveraphoto.blogspot.com/

Some photos from DT made on this island with the pregnant female spider:

Filmed with a Panasonic FZ-28.

Comments (22)

Posted by Miele on September 29, 2013
wow! That's what I say macro!
Posted by Alvera on September 14, 2013
Thanks Concetta. Please see the video too... if you are not afraid of bugs.
Posted by FabioConcetta on September 14, 2013
Amazing macrophoto, very very great work!
Posted by Alvera on September 12, 2013
Thanks. :)
Posted by Parkinsonsniper on September 12, 2013
That island will grant you really great opportunities like using flashes, backgrounds and unlimited time. I have a friend from Flickr, her name is Vie Lipowski, I suggest to check her works :) it is absolutely the greates idea to do! Just as expected from a King :))
Posted by Laurasinelle on September 10, 2013
Great images!
Posted by Alvera on September 10, 2013
Thank you all for kindly words, I am pleased you like my work. Please look at minute 5:20, is the first attempt to escape.
Posted by Igordabari on September 09, 2013
Great done, Your Majesty!
Posted by Egomezta on September 09, 2013
your images are amazing...
Posted by Unteroffizier on September 09, 2013
interesting. Will read more about it and from the links later!
Posted by Celiaak on September 09, 2013
The catterpilars are huge compared to the spider!
I would run if I were the spider!
Posted by Clearvista on September 09, 2013
Good idea, gives you great opputunities for photographs. Perhaps other creatures might end up on your island. I can think off some I would like you to banish from the kingdom to excile.
Posted by Mudplucker on September 09, 2013
What a coincidence, i was outside last night taking pics of a huge spider spinning a web to test out my new 70-200L lens in the dark... i'm surpised the spider didn't attack the caterpillars
Posted by Lenutaidi on September 09, 2013
My dear friends, Pindiyath100 I think you meant to say: Great idea and excellent execution, Alvera!!!! Alvera is our King here, you did not know??And yes, I agree, great idea and excellent execution!:)
Posted by Pindiyath100 on September 09, 2013
Great idea and excellent execution, Lenuta!! Sure to see more great pics in this wonderful series. :)
Posted by Lostarts on September 09, 2013
Gripping! How does it end? When's the next episode.
Posted by Lenutaidi on September 09, 2013
Wow! Are venomous?I hope they sell well! God luck Your Majesty!:)
Posted by Alvera on September 09, 2013
Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Mike2focus on September 09, 2013
Cool idea! Thanks for sharing!
Posted by Alvera on September 09, 2013
Do insect macro shots sell?

Not mine. This is a common spider.
Posted by Peanutroaster on September 09, 2013
Do insect macro shots sell?
Posted by Fengshang520 on September 09, 2013

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