"We may ignore, but we can nowhere evade, the presence of God.
The world is crowded with Him.  He walks everywhere incognito."

- C.S. Lewis

Author and Photographer Frank PhillipsWelcome to "Beautiful Bugs", a place where you can see some amazing extreme close-up insect photos and learn how to do it even with equipment you might already own.  My name is Frank Phillips, and I have built this site to educate both beginner and advanced photographers about macro insect photography, and to showcase what can be achieved with the right equipment, training, practice, and patience.  To get an idea of just how small some of these creatures are, check out my "perspective" page and you'll be amazed.  Then, when you want to learn more, please click  the links below to begin exploring this tiny, yet often overlooked, world that makes for an exciting and rewarding genre of photography, including my in-depth "how to" to learn how to do this yourself.

The Photos: My "All Star" Gallery
How To:
 My "Beautiful Bugs" of 2009 (so far...)

The 2nd String: My Other Extreme Macro Insect Galleries:

Hoppers
Arachnids
Beetles
"True" Bugs
Ants & Bees
Miscellaneous

Contact Info        How to Do Macro Insect Photography          Home Page

All content and images 2002-2009 by Frank H Phillips, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. All rights reserved. Complete academic content has been registered with the United States Copyright Office in accordance with Title 17 of the US Code.  Copying, downloading, duplication, reproduction, commercial use, or any other use of any image on this site is prohibited without the expressed consent of the author. If your organization (profit or non-profit) would like to use one of my photos or other content of this site, please use the contact information provided.