Johan Dierckx

About Johan Dierckx

* You can see one of the resulting images here

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.

Photography Equipment

Canon EOS 400D
Canon EOS 7D

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