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Macro photography-A better version

John Clanton Modified: April 18, 2013 at 11:58 am •  Published: September 12, 2011
A horse fly eats a moth in Oklahoma City on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman
A horse fly eats a moth in Oklahoma City on Thursday, June 30, 2011. Photo by John Clanton, The Oklahoman

As both of you know, I’ve been trying to get good macro pictures in my spare time by reversing a 50mm lens. I’ve written a couple of blog posts about it. Staff Writer Ken Raymond recently wrote a story about a student at OU who puts my macro pictures to shame.

Thomas Shahan’s pictures have been published in magazines around the world and even sold to M.I.T. to be used in scientific textbooks. It was by looking at his macro pictures that I found out that the insect doing the eating in the picture above is called a Robber Fly.

You can see more pictures by staff photographers at The Oklahoman by clicking here. You can always click on photographs featured on Alternate Crop for a closer view.

-John Clanton

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