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.
Lord V's favorite photos from other Flickr members (7)
- This is Nature 400 photos, 58 members
- BBC Springwatch (Official) 279,342 photos, 24,273 members
- Orchidée passion 2,450 photos, 101 members
- Honeysuckle - Lonicera's 367 photos, 129 members
- ★ Macro world ★ P1 - C1 ★ 8,667 photos, 519 members
- Insect and Creepy Crawly Close Ups & Macro 672 photos, 38 members
- British Syrphidae (Hoverflies) 1,183 photos, 37 members
- MacroMeister Gold Award Images 47 photos, 14 members
- Photomacrography 81 photos, 5 members
- Butterflies and Moths of Great Britain 31,273 photos, 1,343 members
- Insects Flight 159 photos, 56 members
- Natural Light Macro 7,303 photos, 280 members
- UK Hoppers (of the homopteran sort) 9,287 photos, 163 members
- Insects - Studio Stacks 1,449 photos, 354 members
- Insect activity (Invite only) 440 photos, 152 members
- Osteospermum 249 photos, 34 members
- South East England Wildlife 34,128 photos, 594 members
- Any kind of wildlife/nature 96,795 photos, 1,456 members
- Water Drop World 118 photos, 12 members
- Search The Best (Post INVITED Photos Only) New Group 1,532 photos, 568 members
- West Sussex Wildlife 17,954 photos, 417 members
- Arthropoda of Sussex 3,125 photos, 71 members
- Monsters and beauties in the world of insects 8,464 photos, 1,220 members
- TRUE MACRO : MACRO VERDADEIRO 1,619 photos, 102 members
- Shining Photos 199 photos, 36 members
- Heather Bells 1,396 photos, 225 members
- The Physics Classroom Flickr Group 2,569 photos, 271 members
- Nature Photography (Landscapes, Plants, Animals, Insects, etc.) 1,040 photos, 61 members
- The Poor Man’s Apothecary 2,654 photos, 70 members
- DELICATESSEN 317 photos, 1,326 members
- BBC Bee Part Of It! 4,074 photos, 635 members
- ID Please 8,396 photos, 840 members
- Soap Films 955 photos, 352 members
- Great photos of the decade 1,237 photos, 37 members
- DSLR Manual Shots 2,886 photos, 309 members
- COLORS OF THE SOUL ♡Post 1 - Comment 2♡ 32,707 photos, 2,616 members
- Februar 2010 475 photos, 63 members
- The Worlds Best Nature, Wildlife, And Macro Photography 99,786 photos, 5,204 members
- Snowtographers 677 photos, 64 members
- macrofotografia, close-up e microfotografia 5,066 photos, 365 members
- The Motley Pixel: All Photogs Welcome! 7,243 photos, 244 members
- Singin' The Blues - P1/A2 10,873 photos, 5,426 members
- Wildlife Award - Post 1, Award 2 70,247 photos, 4,850 members
- Macro 3D 1,401 photos, 61 members
- I love ... mold ...!? 623 photos, 161 members
- Macro-Life Elite (Moderated Pool ) 486 photos, 58 members
- Macros Amaze Me 341 photos, 31 members
- Butterflies of Sussex 1,503 photos, 171 members
- Wonderful World! 191,259 photos, 5,825 members
- The Gallery Of Fine Photography [DISCONTINUED] 42,823 photos, 5,211 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!"
6th July, 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."
16th June, 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!!!
16th October, 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."
3rd May, 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 :)"
16th August, 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."
12th August, 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!"
12th September, 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!"
15th August, 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 !"
8th September, 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.) ;-)"
26th June, 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"
1st January, 2006
- Brian Valentine
- July 2005
- Worthing W.Sussex, United Kingdom
- I am:
- Male and Taken
- LordV Macros