October 17, 2021

Rochelle Park insects look like wild creatures in macro shots.

A photographer took stunning macro shots of insects in Glasgow Park – which looked like a jungle.

David Hamilton, 42, began a tour of Rochelle Park, Glasgow during the lockdown and attempted macro photography for the first time.

It has broken down about 1,000 different species of insects and said some of them look so exotic that they would expect to find them in Borneo.

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Photo: David Hamilton has taken great photos.

David, who works as a business analyst, said: “Images look like you’re in a forest or something like that.

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“It’s amazing what you can find.

“A lot of people say, ‘I was scared of them and now I can’t stop looking at them.’

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“Finding something new to photograph every day, something that’s under your feet all the time and you never see it.

“Once you see them in this close detail, it opens up a whole new thing. World.

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“I have never tried that before.

“I used to take landscape photography and during lockdown when you could only go out for an hour at a time, I started hanging out with macro photography.

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“I changed some of my camera equipment and took it to Rochelle Park, two minutes away from me.

“I was really hooked and upgraded to a proper macro lens and it extended the arms and legs from there.”

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A recent photo shows a bee covered with pollen perched on a flower.

The other showed a jumping spider which, on some unfortunate prey, David said was a “pain in the ass” because the crater would not stop moving.

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His rare finds include a black and orange fungus beetle in Magdalen Park, Malangawi, East Dunbartonshire, and a chalcedony butterfly, whose metallic green coat is a favorite after David’s social media.

He added: “People are amazed at the variety you find here.

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“They can’t believe the things you find here and I was just like that.

“I’ve found such bugs. If I saw a picture of them, I would say they were in Borneo or the Australian Outback.”

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