I live on the beautiful island of Crete, in Greece, and in the past few years I've discovered my passion for photography. I started out into the world of digital photography, equiped with a point&shoot camera (Canon PowerShot S45):

Caterpillar Butterfly catapult Ready or not, here I come! Primary Stillness Under the grapes

But in 2007, my passion for nature macros led me to venture further into the DSLR universe, which unlocked many more possibilities, which I am pursuing right now:

Your 2007 favorites Your 2008 favorites

The majority of my photostream consists of nature macros, but I also post travel photos and anything else that catches my eye:

Successive arches Gare Centrale At the break of dawn... Chania Lighthouse Molen De Adriaan In the heart of Grund Arsenali Nuovi

Arolithos traditional settlementAll was quiet in the parking lot...Pétrusse valleyDusk at SloterdijkDusk at Koum Kapi

I'm going through my sixth year in flickr now and I'm trying to explore other kinds of photography as well, besides macro. I welcome constructive criticism of my photos. I love positive comments as the next guy, but don't be afraid to point out the shortcomings in a photo as well, or ways to improve myself, both in capturing a scene and post-processing it.

For my most popular photos, take a look at my Top 36 or 50+ faves sets.

This is the equipment I use:

- Canon EOS 5D (full-frame DSLR) (photos)
- Canon EOS 400D (DSLR) SOLD (photos)
- Canon EOS 3 (film SLR) (photos)
- Canon PowerShot S45 (point & shoot) DEFUNCT (photos)
- Zenit 122 (film SLR with M42 mount) (photos)
- Voigtlander Vito BL (rangefinder camera made in 1956) (photos)

- Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM (photos)
- Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM (photos)
- Canon EF 35mm f/2.0 (photos)
- Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM (photos)
- Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro (photos)
- Samyang 500mm f/6.3 Mirror Lens (photos)
- MC Helios-44M-4 (M42 thread, 58mm, f/2) (photos)
- Vivitar 20mm f/3.8 (M42 thread) (photos)
- Super Takumar 50mm f/1.4 (M42 thread) (photos)

- Canon Speedlite 430EX (photos)
- Canon Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX (don't own it, tried it once: photos)

- Canon 250D close-up filter (58mm thread) (photos)
- Vivitar 2x Teleconverter (photos)
- 58mm to 52mm reverse lens coupler (photos)
- extension tubes (photos)
- Canon OC-E3 off-camera shoe cord

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    Mad Men Art says:

    "ArtDirector macropoulos

    Congratulations - 祝贺您 - Enhorabuena - Parabéns - Félicitations - Gratulation – Congratulazioni – 축하합니다.

    World100F – QualityGroup – Marco"

    December 4th, 2009

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    rainy brake says:

    "I am a big fan of macro photography and the work by Macropoulos offers some of the best macro work on Flickr. Sharp, clear and well composed images. I especially enjoy the dragonfly pictures. But his work is not only limited to macrophotography, his work with textures and compositions is also quite inspiring.



    July 1st, 2008

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    Филби's ПРОПАГАНДА ? says:

    "Macro photography requires imagination, patience and knowledge and Stavros has got what it needs...this man is a genious in macro photography... maximum Respect!"

    June 12th, 2008

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    Biologist Buliklik says:

    "We have been friends in flickr. He is from Crete, Greece and I am from Leyte, Philippines. I admire his photography, his choice of subjects that drew me to his photos.

    Sometime in the late September 2006, I clicked a picture in the net which led me to this website (www.flickr.com). I was not a member then. When I came across the homepage, I was struck by this picture of the caterpillar! And that picture happened to be Stavros Markopoulos's caterpillar. Since then, I have been visiting flickr and his archive of pictures.

    Then, I decided that I will post pictures here too. So, I began shooting on anything - mostly living organisms. I am not a professional photographer, I am just an enthusiast myself - a biology graduate and a teacher of elementary grade students.

    I really appreciate his pictures. They are inspirational, because aside from giving a vivid photography, he can play on the colors. And his captions are great and dramatic too. In an email to him I said, "I wish to write down this "discovery" of his archive in the testimonial page if he wouldn't mind". So, now I have written it down.

    One of the things that also dragged me to his page is his surname - Markopoulos - it's like Marco Polo - that early international explorer is tackled in our elementary grade school books! I think his surname has been taken from that explorer's name.

    Wishing you the best in life, Stavros! Mabuhay ka! Keep the camera clicking for more pictures!"

    October 20th, 2006

Stavros Markopoulos
August 2006
Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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