Giant Mitzy [Giantmitzy]

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BIOGRAPHY
My life’s biography is not relevant, as for photography:
I’m a pet-lover, who started to photograph his pets with a small point and shoot digital camera. Back then I took most of my photos for documentary purpose, but I soon saw that my camera can’t go deep into macro and decided to buy a better one in order to shoot more detailed macro photos of my pet spiders.

When I’ve considered my options I’ve decided to go all the way and buy a professional digital SLR camera so I’d be able to change lenses, finally I’ve bought my current camera, Nikon D100 with a single lens 28-105mm f/3.5-4.5D. This setup gave me very good results with minimum focusing distance of about 2cm (lens to subject), but then I got greedy when I tried to shoot an aphid with this setup and saw that it wasn’t enough.

Since I had no education or experience in photography and I had no one to consult with, I turned to the internet and read as much as I could about photography and macro shooting. I soon learned about the existence of reversing rings and extension tubes but I didn’t know which of them or what size I need, so I’ve decided to buy them all and learn from my own experience.

From month to month my stock of equipment got bigger and bigger, and so did my interest in photography. I bought a whole bunch of other camera utilities and started to photograph not for the purpose of documentary but in the name of art (or at least in the name of making good photos). And as time passed by I even started to take photos of things other than animals.

The list of equipment I have today can be seen in my web site at http://www.giantmitzy.com/.

GALLERIES

Reptiles and Amphibians

Insects and Arachnids

Mammals

Other

Light Painting

Model: Idit

Model: May

Single Photos

Model: Yifat

Model: Y-Summer

HDR

PHOTOS

Transparent leopard gecko

Micrelaps muelleri

Desert gecko

Frog

Boa constrictor

Tokay Gecko

Black widow

Aphid

Dragonfly

Eating spider

Mating bugs

Praying mantis

running ant holding a grain of sugar

This is what happens to a fly that won’t stand still for me to take his pictures.

siberian hamster

siberian hamster

my cat resting

my cat resting

my cat sleeping

my cat playing with a hamster

my cat playing with a hamster

my cat playing with a hamster

my cat playing with a hamster

no harm was done to the hamster

Tap

bench

bench

Tree

Lamps

Lamps

Ghosts

Dragonfly

Dragonfly

Blue Goat

Tokay Gecko

Robber Fly

Praying Mantis

Trunk bug

Jumping Spider

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Wolf Spider

Light Painting 1

Light Painting 2

Idit 1

Idit 2

Idit 3

Idit 4

Idit 6

Idit Sunset

Idit 8

May 5

May 7

May 12

May 13

May 14

May 23

Idit 10

Idit 11

Idit 12

Idit14

Untitled

An Ant and an Aphid

Grasshopper

Grasshopper

Giant Mosquito head

Sand Fly

Yifat1

Tree frog 1

Tree frog 2

Terrapin

Frog 2

Frog 3

Butterfly 4

Beetle

llama at machu picchu

Elephant / fence

Titicaca

Lake8

laguna colorada

Condor

Yifat lightbrush 4

Yifat lightbrush 5

Y-Summer3

Y-Summer4

Y-Summer

Y-Summer6

Y-Summer7

Y-Summer8

HDR Florence

HDR Tuscany

HDR Tuscany

HDR Tuscany