Having fun being retired .
I take virtually only macro shots, nearly all of them in my own garden so I view it is a seasonal photo diary of interesting things I find there.
Hints/tips /tutorials here
The LordV refers to Lord Vetinari my hero in the discworld book series. RIP Terry Pratchett
Lord V's favorite photos from other Flickr members (7)
- National Moth Week 45,746 photos, 780 members
- Parasitic Wasps 783 photos, 70 members
- Phenomenal Photography! 8,576 photos, 468 members
- The Beauty of Nature 318,911 photos, 6,725 members
- BBC Autumnwatch (Official) 226,990 photos, 16,007 members
- Origins - Stunning Nature 1,954 photos, 25,732 members
- Arachtober 5,917 photos, 164 members
- Macro Seeds 103 photos, 17 members
- This is Nature 47,659 photos, 530 members
- BBC Springwatch (Official) 535,066 photos, 31,641 members
- Orchidée passion 7,422 photos, 261 members
- Honeysuckle - Lonicera's 430 photos, 131 members
- ★ Elit macro ★ P1 - C1 ★ 22,155 photos, 1,083 members
- Insect and Creepy Crawly Close Ups & Macro 1,908 photos, 70 members
- British Syrphidae (Hoverflies) 2,880 photos, 60 members
- MacroMeister Gold Award Images 40 photos, 14 members
- Photomacrography 131 photos, 9 members
- Butterflies and Moths of Great Britain & Ireland 70,637 photos, 2,204 members
- Insects Flight 793 photos, 84 members
- Natural Light Macro 20,673 photos, 400 members
- UK Hoppers (of the homopteran sort) 9,954 photos, 185 members
- Arthropods - Studio Stacks 2,522 photos, 559 members
- Insect activity (Invite only) 502 photos, 178 members
- Osteospermum 243 photos, 38 members
- South East England Wildlife 64,007 photos, 1,160 members
- Any kind of wildlife/nature 269,456 photos, 2,639 members
- Water Drop World 279 photos, 34 members
- West Sussex Wildlife 21,683 photos, 476 members
- Arthropoda of Sussex 4,016 photos, 78 members
- TRUE MACRO : MACRO VERDADEIRO 1,867 photos, 105 members
- Shining Photos 196 photos, 33 members
- The Physics Classroom Flickr Group 3,030 photos, 312 members
- Nature Photography (Landscapes, Plants, Animals, Insects, etc.) 1,018 photos, 91 members
- The Poor Man’s Apothecary 3,809 photos, 90 members
- BBC Bee Part Of It! 5,189 photos, 775 members
- ID Please 11,786 photos, 958 members
- Soap Films 1,022 photos, 382 members
- Great photos of the decade 1,533 photos, 39 members
- The Worlds Best Nature, Wildlife, And Macro Photography 164,141 photos, 5,966 members
- Snowtographers 797 photos, 67 members
- macrofotografia, close-up e microfotografia 7,255 photos, 467 members
- The Motley Pixel: All Photogs Welcome! 9,648 photos, 240 members
- Singin' The Blues - P1/A2 18,562 photos, 5,496 members
- Wildlife Award - Post 1, Award 2 95,265 photos, 5,482 members
- Macro 3D 3,532 photos, 80 members
- I love ... mold ...!? 661 photos, 169 members
- Macro-Life Elite (Moderated Pool ) 882 photos, 68 members
- Macros Amaze Me 553 photos, 36 members
- Butterflies of Sussex 2,607 photos, 280 members
- Wonderful World! 381,004 photos, 7,796 members
"Brian has always been a great influence in my macro photography. His macro/close-up work has inspired me so much and still continues to do so. I have learned so much from him! Leaf holding trick, macro panorama, focus stacking, animation/gif - just to name a few. Brian's refraction images are out of this world and second to none!
Brian is also one of the nicest and most helpful persons you'll find in any forums!"
July 6th, 2010
"Brian is one of the macro masters on Flickr and in other online and published magazines and sites. He has taken the time to learn his craft and apply it in ways that others can only dream of.
A lot can be learnt simply by viewing the photos in his photo stream. He has also taken the time to answer a lot of questions in his Flickr group “Macro Viewers” which has been received very well by photographers new to the macro world.
Apart from learning from his photos if you simply want to enjoy the small world we take for granted everyday then take the time to go through his portfolio and enjoy."
June 16th, 2010
"Brian (Lord V)
A brilliant photographer but not only that but also a Brilliant friend and teacher, Thank you for all the help! You have Been AMAZING!!!
October 16th, 2008
"I thought it was bad enough to see how Brian could macro something in the chills of winter, but now come summer, gosh.... its like national geographic channel on still motion by the day."
May 3rd, 2008
"First time I viewed Brian's photostream I got hooked rightaway. The macro images he took are absolutely phenomenal. I spent hours looking at his photostream and can't get enough of his work. He is one of my favorite macro photographers and he is truly an inspirational photographer. I am so VERY honored to be one of his contacts. Thank you Brian especially for all the advice you gave me. Truly appreciate it :)"
August 16th, 2007
The Bald Eagle1 says:
"I have been fortunate to have seen many of Brian's fantastic images. He has been a true source of inspiration for me and many others. His willingness to help others is what really makes him stand out head and shoulders above the rest. His body of work in the Macro realm is Magical."
August 12th, 2007
"Brian is far and away the best macro shooter I have ever seen. Not only are his photos good technically, but they have a certain quality about them that is tough to define. His fly pictures look almost surreal. The detail is such that it makes you look twice. His water-drop reflections/refractions are absolutely stunning. His focus-stacks come out looking amazing, and his cross-eyed stereograms work the first time, every time.
Thanks Brian, for being a teacher and an inspiration to me and many others. Keep on shooting those macros!"
September 12th, 2006
"Brian has the best macro I saw around flickr and even beat any Canon EOS-1D Mark II N :) Canon EOS-1Ds Mark II :). He doesn´t need these camera. He is the CAMERA! Sometimes, the photos are just outearth! Brian takes mm level to us with so crisp images. Brian, the brain of macros and a real lord of Nature! :) Thank you, Brian!"
August 15th, 2006
Awais Yaqub says:
"Great macro guy his work is superb always amazed me. Never saw anyone doing macro like he do.
Great teacher always great advice from him !"
September 8th, 2006
"Being able to see more than I ever wanted to know about tiny flies and such
is something I really enjoy about Lord V's amazing photos.
Always worth checking up on what he's found next,
there seem to be years of flickr photos right in his hedges.
His patience and photography skills produce flickr gems for us to peer at.
(Though, the cross-eye stereograms
tire my eyes out just thinking about them.) ;-)"
June 26th, 2006
Digital Gurl says:
"I must admit that I was a fan of Brian's macro photography long before I found his Flickr stream. He posts his fabulous work in forums and galleries across the internet. Each time I view one of his macro shots, my jaw drops to the floor! He seems to have a natural talent for shooting these incredible and amazing images! The detail is beyond belief.
Two words come to my mind whenever I see the name "LordV" ..... WOW and AWESOME! If you are not viewing his fantastic Flickr Stream of macros, you are missing one of the visual treats of a lifetime! Brian is definitely "da man" when it comes to creative and brilliant macro work!
Keep shooting and sharing Brian because this "Flickrette" enjoys your AMAZING MACRO's"
January 1st, 2006
- Brian Valentine
- July 2005
- Worthing W.Sussex, United Kingdom
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- LordV Macros