Since March 2020 I have posted a weekly Macro Monday blog

Here are some of the highlights:

I started the blog to find some distraction from the UK lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. It has been a massive relief and I really enjoy writing these posts.

I bought my first macro lens in 2014 and since then macro has become the core focus of the photos I take. I have learned huge amounts about nature through seeing new species and witnessing amazing animal behaviour.

Macro has shown me that unique images can be captured anywhere, in any space, without having to travel hundreds or thousands of miles in search of a photographic experience.

My main focus is on insects, spiders, plants and fungi.

Below are a selection of my favourite photos:

Macro photography blogpost

GDN - 26-5-2020-lo-res-21

Wool carder bee

Mirid bug

The only way is up!

Rother - 29-1-2019 blog-4

Lichen communities

SLF - 26-7-19 - djg-13

Oysterling fungus

Ebernoe - 26-5-2019 djg-27

Hoverfly on fern leaf

Ebernoe - 11-10-2019 djg-7

Porcelain fungi

Ebernoe - 15-8-2019 djg-21.jpg

Mushroom and moss garden

Lime Ave - 22-5-2019 djg-5.jpg

Fly’s eyes on yellow leaves

OTH - December-2018 djg-2

Springtail and silverleaf fungus

Gasteruption assectator, a parasitic wasp

Ichneumon wasp with ovipositor

Netherlands 2017 lo-res DJG -83

Nomad bee preening


Shield bug in cow wheat

Osmia bicornis nesting - 16-4-17 blog-7

Red mason bee in the garden gate

Czech Rep 2016 blog-161

Ruby-tailed wasp

Ebernoe - 26-5-2019 djg-37

Trash packet

Netherlands 2017 lo-res DJG -51

Long-horn beetle


Paper wasp