My commercial work keeps me afloat but my nature photography lifts my spirits high. I hope you enjoy my Macro work, a fraction of how much I enjoy taking them. Every time I look at a creature up close, I feel like I've just discovered a new species.
It has been a great pleasure to meet you all.
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Photos of Cyrus khamak (7)

  • Butterfly by VCFM1
  • ANT by VCFM1
  • Crocothemis Erythraea by VCFM1
  • Bushtit by Joseph Trinh
  • HISTORY OF THE KURDS by Kurdistan Photo كوردستان
  • Kürt Kürdistan kurdischen   Herêma Kurdistanê by Kurdistan Photo كوردستان
  • Who is the kurdish by Kurdistan Photo كوردستان
  • Victoria Memorial by JoymalyaDas
  • Portrait of spider & Reflection by karthik Nature photography
  • Male Leopard on tree by mayankpandey

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    Bill Wight CA says:

    "I live some twelve hundred miles from my grandsons. I often pick a topic and put together a story with photos and send it to them. For my story on reptiles and amphibians, I came across Cryrus' beautiful lizards and frogs. I don't think I've even seen more beautiful animal photographs. This man is a true artist with his camera. His images should be on the covers of magazines. They not only show exquisite detail, the lighting makes them art."

    August 13th, 2008

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    dani.Co says:

    "Cyrus' contribution to flickr is not only related to his sharp and colourful macros. Indeed, after looking at them I have finally decided to acquire one macro lens and try to follow his steps!

    It is also a pleasure to visit regularly the group he administrates, Megashot, and discover so many valuable pieces of art. Thanks, Cyrus and collaborators, for preserving the sanctuary and allowing us to learn from such a fantastic selection of talent."

    July 13th, 2008

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    Rafik Kamel says:

    "Well, i go back with Cyrus a few years ago from PN when it all started with exchanging a few comments and emailing each other. Now about Cyrus; my testimonial for him will be 2 parts; 1. how a great photographer he is and 2. his dedication to helping other people into the most detailed issues about photography.

    Part 1; I think that Cyrus has one of the most outstanding macro photography skills on this earth (at least compared to the thousands of shots that i have seen online on numerous sites). In a world of macro gurus where people are fighting and sweating in a competition for details, Cyrus manages to master those details in addition to adding marvelous aesthetics to the shots. I have to honestly say that i have seen a lot of macro shots with excellent details, but none of them combines that aesthetic element into them the way that Cyrus does. I personaly think that photography is more of an art than a science, and without that aesthetic element in a shot (even if it has very fine details) one would be missing a crucial pillar of photography.

    Part 2; people who usually possess superior knowledge or trade secrets in any field of life tend to keep it to themselves, this is not the case with Cyrus. I have to admit that he has a keen dedication to tutor people on the minute details of photography (lighting, colors, technique) without sparing anything or keeping anything hidden from you. HE WILL TELL YOU ALL. He has been extremely helpful to my photography, i usually get back to him on shooting tips, advise for editing, even before buying gadgets :). I think that this quality and his dedication and patience for helping others is what really makes him stands out among numerous photographers online who won't agree to share the smallest lighting techniques or tricks that they use. I owe some 99% of my improvement in photography during the last few years to Cyrus. I know that some people may look at my shots now on flickr and say that they are nice, but you should have seen my photography when i started to see the difference,lol.

    Thank you Cyrus for all your help and for being a very good freind as well.



    July 3rd, 2008

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    Mindstormphotos says:

    "Cyrus , you are one of my very few favorites admins ,you have your own style in photography ,and your group is one of the best ,and quite demanding here in flickr.......and thank you for your support

    Regards -Mindstormphotos"

    April 25th, 2008

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    jackbritboy says:

    "Cyrus is a great photographer. His macro shots are insanely incredibly good. He is also a very good friend that I have on flickr. He is always being supportive and kind. I am so glad that I met him on flickr.
    : )"

    March 19th, 2008

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    Roberto F. says:

    "I consider myself very lucky to have met Cyrus on Flickr some time ago. Everybody can immediately see what a great photographer he is just looking at the masterpieces in his photostream. What persons must know, is that he puts a lot of time and efforts to help, encourage and support people in this community, with his experience. He did it with me, and with a lot of other persons. Thank you, my friend, because are persons like you that makes Flickr such an interesting place!
    Your friend Roberto."

    March 9th, 2008

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    Rareimage Photography says:

    "I had to write a testimonial about Cyrus. First he is brilliant in displaying his art. He knows how to capture a photograph in excellent form. If you want help he is a master in that also. He is so patience and kind as such a human being should be. I am absolutely honored to have met him on flickr. His group isn't just for displaying high rated photos but works of art. I have learned so very much knowing him. Being in his group means to keep trying harder to get the best photo. If you can't keep trying to be the best than his group isn't for you. We are all willing to do our best and if that is what you want than get invited to his group and follow the simply rules. His team is so intelligent!! A sure pleasure to be there and getting so much knowledge in the world of photography. Thank you Cyrus for the man you are.....:)

    Rhonda- Rareimage Photography"

    October 7th, 2007

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    September 14th, 2007

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    melepix says:

    "A gentleman and a scholar I'd say. And one of the most supportive generous teachers on Flickr. He is a brilliant technical photographer with very high standards, but still has time for beginners like myself who are stumbling along trying to learn photoshop, camera modes and shutter speeds etc etc. The group he formed "Make It a MegaShot" for teaching and helping others shows just how much he loves photgraphy. Not only is he one of the best photographers around, he is also a born teacher. Read some of his tutorials and you will know how many years he has been studying.
    To me he is one one the most generous people on Flickr and a good friend who has been so encouraging."

    July 9th, 2007

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    CharlieBrown8989 says:


    I just discovered him, after his recent visit.

    From the exhibits here, I can see that he is very talented in Imaging Arts. Especially in the Macro segments.

    I need no more word to say how good he is.

    It is ?"No Word" is the "Best Word" Here.

    To me you are a great imaging artist.

    Thank you for your kindness & loving & sharing attitude to the web community.

    You are great.

    I appreciate your everything!!"

    May 31st, 2007

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    Nicolas Moulin (Nimou) says:

    "A voir absolument. Genial. La macro entre le monde reel et le monde de la bande dessinée. Un contraste de couleur que se transforme en monde de fantaisie."

    May 3rd, 2007

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    Fort Photo says:

    "Cyrus is a welcome addition to the flickr community. Not only will his expert photography amaze and inspire, he is also into sharing techniques and ideas so we all can become better photographers. I've had the pleasure to be a part of some great photography discussions with Cyrus and can say without reservation that he really knows his stuff.

    Be sure to check out his macro work, it's some of the strongest on flickr. His love for nature informs his work and turns it into fine art. Cyrus deserves much more exposure than he currently gets, be sure to visit his photostream again and again!"

    May 1st, 2007

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    Jeff Clow says:

    "Cyrus is a brilliant photographer - and one quick run through his photostream will confirm that fact. He has a masterful use of color and light and his macro photography is as good as you'll find anywhere. He has a true gift behind the lens.

    However, what you might not know is that this gentleman is a class act who takes the time to encourage other's efforts and who is always will to answer a question about how a shot was staged and lighted.

    Flickr is a better place because of the involvement of this talented man."

    March 23rd, 2007

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    bleuet / Anne-Marie says:

    "Attention ! Vous pénétrez ici dans un espace différent… Allez !… Pressez le bouton !... et apprêtez-vous à recevoir un choc : vous allez découvrir la plus haute qualité qui se puisse trouver sur flickr ; mais… je vous préviens, ce n’est pas sans danger : Jetez juste un coup d’œil sur une photo de Cyrus et vous ressemblerez immédiatement à ce stupide personnage de cartoon à la langue pendante et aux yeux exorbités, bavant d’envie devant une telle merveille…
    Je suis folle de jalousie !!! :-D

    Mais tout ceci doit rester entre nous, je ne le lui dirai jamais : il ne m’aimerait plus comme avant s’il savait ! ;-)

    Cyrus, tu es un GENIE ! :-)

    Look out! You enter here in a different space... Come on!... Press the button!... and be ready to be in shock: you will discover the highest quality which can be found on flickr ; but... I warn you, it’s not without danger : Just have a look on a Cyrus’ photograph and you will immediately look like this stupid cartoon character with your tongue hanging out and your eyes out on stalks, drooling over such a wonder...
    I am madly jealous !!! :-D

    But all this must remain between us, I will never tell him : he wouldn’t love me like before if he knew! ;-)

    Cyrus, you are a GENIUS ! :-)"

    March 21st, 2007

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