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)
- Origins - Stunning Nature 1,883 photos, 23,827 members
- Arachtober 4,558 photos, 127 members
- Macro Seeds 74 photos, 12 members
- This is Nature 20,174 photos, 293 members
- BBC Springwatch (Official) 435,734 photos, 28,519 members
- Orchidée passion 5,170 photos, 196 members
- Honeysuckle - Lonicera's 382 photos, 130 members
- ★ Macro world ★ P1 - C1 ★ 21,962 photos, 985 members
- Insect and Creepy Crawly Close Ups & Macro 1,403 photos, 49 members
- British Syrphidae (Hoverflies) 2,231 photos, 52 members
- MacroMeister Gold Award Images 41 photos, 13 members
- Photomacrography 100 photos, 8 members
- Butterflies and Moths of Great Britain & Ireland 55,157 photos, 1,935 members
- Insects Flight 408 photos, 72 members
- Natural Light Macro 15,038 photos, 358 members
- UK Hoppers (of the homopteran sort) 9,836 photos, 180 members
- Arthropods - Studio Stacks 2,089 photos, 470 members
- Insect activity (Invite only) 501 photos, 177 members
- Osteospermum 244 photos, 39 members
- South East England Wildlife 50,019 photos, 948 members
- Any kind of wildlife/nature 189,004 photos, 2,182 members
- Water Drop World 169 photos, 17 members
- West Sussex Wildlife 20,817 photos, 461 members
- Arthropoda of Sussex 3,752 photos, 75 members
- TRUE MACRO : MACRO VERDADEIRO 1,802 photos, 108 members
- Shining Photos 201 photos, 33 members
- The Physics Classroom Flickr Group 2,887 photos, 297 members
- Nature Photography (Landscapes, Plants, Animals, Insects, etc.) 1,020 photos, 79 members
- The Poor Man’s Apothecary 3,490 photos, 87 members
- BBC Bee Part Of It! 4,740 photos, 715 members
- ID Please 10,291 photos, 918 members
- Soap Films 1,227 photos, 389 members
- Great photos of the decade 1,386 photos, 39 members
- The Worlds Best Nature, Wildlife, And Macro Photography 131,056 photos, 5,610 members
- Snowtographers 703 photos, 65 members
- macrofotografia, close-up e microfotografia 6,219 photos, 434 members
- The Motley Pixel: All Photogs Welcome! 8,672 photos, 239 members
- Singin' The Blues - P1/A2 15,973 photos, 5,513 members
- Wildlife Award - Post 1, Award 2 82,109 photos, 5,150 members
- Macro 3D 2,777 photos, 72 members
- I love ... mold ...!? 635 photos, 164 members
- Macro-Life Elite (Moderated Pool ) 691 photos, 66 members
- Macros Amaze Me 519 photos, 35 members
- Butterflies of Sussex 2,319 photos, 239 members
- Wonderful World! 287,604 photos, 6,981 members
- The Gallery Of Fine Photography [DISCONTINUED] 41,649 photos, 5,118 members
- Flickr Photographer Profiles Blog 134 photos, 1,954 members
- Front page favourites 42 photos, 32 members
- Myriapoda (Centipedes, Millipedes, Etc.) 4,315 photos, 959 members
- Not Your Normal Bug (Moderated Pool) Post 1, Award 2 7,674 photos, 854 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