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The Complete Guide to Macro and Close-Up Photography by Cyrill Harnischmacher

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Sawfly larva on mossf/13, 1/60 s, ISO 200, 50mm, system flash with softbox

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Image Editing

In what circumstances is it appropriate to alter an image? How much digital alteration is fair game? These questions are debated ad infinitum in Internet forums, and the opinions on the matter are usually diametrically opposed.

A few years ago, I was riding my bicycle through Hoge Veluwe National Park in the Netherlands when a rain shower caught me off guard. Fortunately, I was able to find some shelter under the canopy of a small oak grove where I waited for the rain to cease. As I was waiting, I discovered a small grub, which I later learned was the ...

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