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 blogposts

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

Ebernoe - 26-5-2019 djg-44

Red-headed cardinal beetle

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

Fly’s eyes on yellow leaves

OTH - December-2018 djg-2

Springtail and silverleaf fungus

Ireland - June 2017 djg-44

Green hairstreak

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

Rother - 29-1-2020 (7)

Ash curly wurly

Ebernoe - 8-11-2019 blog-6

Waxcap poppy

Ebernoe - 8-11-2019 blog-39

Bonnet family

Scotland - September 2019 djg lo-res-17

Red russula

Ebernoe - 26-5-2019 djg-37

Trash packet

Netherlands 2017 lo-res DJG -81


Netherlands 2017 lo-res DJG -51

Long-horn beetle

Mole gap trail - 3-4-17 blog-13

Mourning bee waiting for its host


Paper wasp