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Alberto Alanis
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Caterpillar Portrait by Zx30
Caterpillar Portrait

One of the things I love about Macro Photography is the ability to find a subject anywhere, even as close as your own home. The problem is, Macro Photography isn’t always predictable. You may find a creature around your home one day, and other days you may not. They may cooperate one day and the next not. And what if you want the same bug every time? Don’t you wish you could sometimes take a break and predict where your creature will be with 100% accuracy? Well that’s why I began raising Monarch Caterpillars. Here’s a lovely fellow just a day before he became a Chrysalis.

This photo was taken with two Einstein 640Ws, Canon 6D, Canon MP-E Macro lens zoomed in to around 3x-4x, and two ~60” umbrellas. I know some of this equipment may be overkill, but that’s the advantage of being home. Set it up, and continue to use the same set up every day.

For more photos of this fellow and his friends growing up, visit

I'm expecting! by Zx30
I'm expecting!
So I'm 26 now, soon to be 27, and there's going to be a ton of changes to my life this year. First of all, I'm engaged and secondly, my amazing fiancee and I are on the market of buying a house to call our home. Because of these two major and also beautiful life changes, I'm currently also finding ways to stay home more often so I can be closer to Veronica while I continue to enjoy my hobbies. In the past, I would always get my gear together and take it away from home to explore the wilderness and see what I can find. While, I won't stop doing that entirely, I'd like to reduce it in the future for the sake of growing our marriage. This picture you see before you is an effort to accomplish this mission. We now have Milkweed plants at home and the Monarch butterflies have already responded. So far, there's 3 eggs and 2 of these eggs have already hatched(Pictures of those to come soon!) We are very excited to bring you the progress of these little guys in the future. I hope you enjoy!
Growing Up by Zx30
Growing Up
I found this little guy on my Nature Center walk today resting on a plant. After introducing my hand next to him, he freely climbed aboard and began to get comfortable. He stopped at the top of my finger and for a few seconds before crawling around the rest of my hand. It was the first time a lizard had ever crawled on me so it was a fun experience! Grow up big and strong little guy! =]
Hi human! by Zx30
Hi human!
Gah..I love these little Spiders so much. Interacting with them is fun! If only we could domesticate them like dogs and cats haha. I'd love me a Jumping Spider pet.


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kiew1 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for adding me to your watch list and for the fave!!
Black-Cat-1 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Your work has been featured in this weeks :iconnaturecrazy: feature blog 
starry-slicer Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Neat stuff!
Zx30 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks starry! =D
ravador Featured By Owner May 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi there, thanks so much for accepting our invitation to submit your artwork in #Future-Visionaries :heart:
This is a new group and its growing. We would really appreciate if you consider joining the group. :huggle:
greyrowan Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks :hug: for the :iconcutellamaplz: and for adding me to your deviantWatch! :XD:
todto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thanks for the faves :D
Zx30 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
You deserve em! You should post your work to more groups to get more attention.
todto Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013
Thank you very much :D
quaddie Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2013
Thanks for the :+devwatch: mate :)..
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