I admit !
Whoever dared to join me on a nature-walk to have a "relaxing" afternoon, knows that with every plant or flower next to (or on!) the track, there is a big chance that my camera and tripod will come out of my backpack and there is an obligatory rest between 5 and 55 minutes... Untill the next discovery there will be a philosophic discussion about "car-wash-anthers", "glandular hairs", DOF or just the desperate need for a cup of coffee...
Some of my companions even searched for their mobile phone to call emergency services when I unexpectedly dived unto the ground to admire a little flower ...
Some of them bought a camera to join me next time, others had a good reason to cancel the next trip ...
Loving nature was brought to me by my dad making long walks in Belgian nature during weekends or Swiss mountains during holidays. I got my first compactcamere when I was 12. I desperately wanted to immitate my dad making close-ups of the lovely flowers we saw. Unfortunately - my camera was not suitible...
Now, 35 years later, I finally got a descent camera and some excellent "glasswork". When a picture doesn't satisfy me, it is not the camera anymore... but I still enjoy making pictures again and again and ...
More of my work can be seen at my personal website.
I appreciate your visit.
All pictures are taken with maximal respect to environment without cutting or capturing and with the least possible disturbance of the natural habitats.
Canon Macro 60mm EF-S 1:2.8 USM
Kenko Extension Tubes 12/20/36
Canon EF 28-135 IS
Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 II APO EX DG MACRO (Stolen in Sardinia on 09/04/2015)
Sigma APO Tele converters 1.4x & 2x
Sigma 150mm F2.8 APO MACRO EX DG HSM
Sigma 10-20 F3.5 EX DC HSM (Stolen in Sardina on 09/04/2015)
Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro
Sigma 150-600mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM C
Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Flash
LCW Fader ND Ultra Filter (Stolen in Sardinia on 09/04/2015)
Gitzo GT2931EX Basalt Tripod
Gitzo GH2750QR off-center Ballhead
Sirui N-3204X Carbon Fiber Tripod
Sirui K-20X Ballhead