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“In her photos as well as in her pictorial works of art, Bandurek stands out for her visual acuity and sensitivity at capturing the natural world. Something striking in her photographic work lies in the sensitivity she possesses to spot beauty in the tiny, along with her ductility with which she captures the photographic instant, the detail. She holds a unique sense which enables her to pay attention to that which not all of us could see, highlighted by the passion she gets from nature”

(Natividad Marón. La Voz Joven)

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Cynthia is an Ecologist, Naturalist and Wildlife Photographer commited with Conservation. A part of the editor team of Paws Trails Explorers Magazine. An Author of the book: The world of small. An approach of the universe of arthropods from an artistic, visual and evolutionary perspective

She worked in several Conservation Projects in the field. She is teaching photography and macro photography.

WORKSHOPS ONLINE (SPANISH)

MACRO FOTOGRAFÍA

Todos los secretos para adentrarte en este mundo de lo pequeño y el universo de los detalles, en condiciones naturales.

WORKSHOPS ONLINE (ENGLISH)

MACRO PHOTOGRAPHY

All the secrets to enter the world of the small and the universe of details, in natural conditions.

MACRO & WILD PHOTOGRAPHY

WORKSHOPS

Workshops focus on macro photography of arthropods, amphibians and reptiles into the Jungles of Costa Rica.

THE BOOK

THE WORLD OF SMALL

The World of Small is a book where you will be able to discover some of the most incredible adaptations and behaviors in the natural world. Through shocking images of these small animals with whom we share the planet and texts where you can discover that many of the human innovations already existed in nature.
240 pages, 170 images, 2 languages (English / Spanish)
If you are out of Argentina you can get a digital copy in the folowing link

SOME WORKS IN SOCIAL MEDIA

The magic of rainforest at night💛  Remember.. dont manipulate amphibians when you are out taking pictures, their skin is highly permeable and they are vulnerable to toxics. Imagine when you are in the middle of the jungle probbably you are full of OFF or some  insect repellent to try to avoid mosquitos and other insect bites.. and you can transfer the toxics to frogs... just we always need put #naturefirst before photography...
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#turklikeben_macro #amphibians #photographerfocus #magicmacroworld #nuts_about_nature #macro_brilliance #nuts_about_wildlife  #macro_freaks  #macro_captures #macro_perfection #macrogrammers #makrofotografie #earthcapture #invert_macro #natgeo #small_world_upclose #macro_vision #yourshotphotographer  #bbcearth #macro_highlight #amazon #igbest_macros #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans  #nuts_about_macro

The magic of rainforest at night💛

Remember.. dont manipulate amphibians when you are out taking pictures, their skin is highly permeable and they are vulnerable to toxics. Imagine when you are in the middle of the jungle probbably you are full of OFF or some insect repellent to try to avoid mosquitos and other insect bites.. and you can transfer the toxics to frogs... just we always need put #naturefirst before photography...
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#turklikeben_macro #amphibians #photographerfocus #magicmacroworld #nuts_about_nature #macro_brilliance #nuts_about_wildlife #macro_freaks #macro_captures #macro_perfection #macrogrammers #makrofotografie #earthcapture #invert_macro #natgeo #small_world_upclose #macro_vision #yourshotphotographer #bbcearth #macro_highlight #amazon #igbest_macros #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans  #nuts_about_macro
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In this design trial, Nature allowed some toxic, biting or poisonous insects, to have bright colors and flashy designs; these are warning colors, a strategy called aposematism. Instead of going unnoticed, they warn potential predators that they are preys unpleasant to eat, with bad tastes or poisons. Eventually, predators learn that some combination of colors produces an unpleasant experience, and then they avoid repeating it. Bold, bright colors, like a traffic light, mark danger and need to stop.
 
To save a card for when the game requires it, is a cunning worthy not only of human beings. The term flash coloring refers to the resource some animals have, to try to disorient a potential predator making visible a drawing or striking pattern that usually remains hidden. This action can be observed in some butterflies, which have designs on their wings that emulate large eyes, pretending to be part of an individual of colossal dimensions, at this relationship of scales. The reverse process of gradually hiding when facing the possible situation of becoming prey, overshadowing colors or displaying a less noticeable part of the body, is called color fading.  #insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #macrotophy
 #nuts_about_macro

In this design trial, Nature allowed some toxic, biting or poisonous insects, to have bright colors and flashy designs; these are warning colors, a strategy called aposematism. Instead of going unnoticed, they warn potential predators that they are preys unpleasant to eat, with bad tastes or poisons. Eventually, predators learn that some combination of colors produces an unpleasant experience, and then they avoid repeating it. Bold, bright colors, like a traffic light, mark danger and need to stop.
 
To save a card for when the game requires it, is a cunning worthy not only of human beings. The term flash coloring refers to the resource some animals have, to try to disorient a potential predator making visible a drawing or striking pattern that usually remains hidden. This action can be observed in some butterflies, which have designs on their wings that emulate large eyes, pretending to be part of an individual of colossal dimensions, at this relationship of scales. The reverse process of gradually hiding when facing the possible situation of becoming prey, overshadowing colors or displaying a less noticeable part of the body, is called color fading.

#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #macrotophy
 #nuts_about_macro
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Leaf hopper - Cicadellidae with a cryptic coloration  In this race for survival, some of our players developed the ability to go unnoticed both to their predators, in some cases, as to their preys, in others. This capability, which allows them to complete their life cycle to many of them, is called crypsis or cryptic coloration, and gives the individual the power to blend in with their surroundings.  Such capability has amazing variants. There are individuals who can resemble objects from their own surrounding area, which is called homomorfía (same form, same shape). Others can take advantage of the colorful environment to take from them identical visual patterns, such property is described under the name of homocromía (same color). Another strategy that works to the same end is to have patterns of spots that allow them to conceal the contours, called disruptive coloration.
 
These possibilities are expressed in a wide range of faboulous intermediate and extremes, and can lead the likeness to such degrees of similarity that we can not distinguish the individual from its environment.  #insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #macrotophy
 #nuts_about_macro

Leaf hopper - Cicadellidae with a cryptic coloration

In this race for survival, some of our players developed the ability to go unnoticed both to their predators, in some cases, as to their preys, in others. This capability, which allows them to complete their life cycle to many of them, is called crypsis or cryptic coloration, and gives the individual the power to blend in with their surroundings.  Such capability has amazing variants. There are individuals who can resemble objects from their own surrounding area, which is called homomorfía (same form, same shape). Others can take advantage of the colorful environment to take from them identical visual patterns, such property is described under the name of homocromía (same color). Another strategy that works to the same end is to have patterns of spots that allow them to conceal the contours, called disruptive coloration.
 
These possibilities are expressed in a wide range of faboulous intermediate and extremes, and can lead the likeness to such degrees of similarity that we can not distinguish the individual from its environment.

#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #macrotophy
 #nuts_about_macro
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Spotted maize beetle or pollen beetle. Astylus atromaculatus is a specie from Argentina in the family Melyriae. As its aposematic coloration show us, this beetle is toxic. There were case of livestock deths as a result of swallowing large numbers o beetles on their forage or in pasture.
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#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #macrotophy
 #nuts_about_macro

Spotted maize beetle or pollen beetle. Astylus atromaculatus is a specie from Argentina in the family Melyriae. As its aposematic coloration show us, this beetle is toxic. There were case of livestock deths as a result of swallowing large numbers o beetles on their forage or in pasture.
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#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #macrotophy
 #nuts_about_macro
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Yummy flower  #insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #bns_macro
#macro_freaks

Yummy flower

#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #bns_macro
#macro_freaks
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Enjoying nature 💜  #nature #photography #naturephotography #macrophotography #macro #insects #arthropods #life #adventure #wildlife #wildlifephotography
#conservation #photography  #macrophotography #biodiversity #ecotourism #animals #photographer #wildlifephotographer #woman #naturaleza #natureshots #natureaddict #naturephotography #naturelove #natureperfection #natureonly #ilovenature
 #naturephoto #outdoorslife #discoverearth

Enjoying nature 💜

#nature #photography #naturephotography #macrophotography #macro #insects #arthropods #life #adventure #wildlife #wildlifephotography
#conservation #photography #macrophotography #biodiversity #ecotourism #animals #photographer #wildlifephotographer #woman #naturaleza #natureshots #natureaddict #naturephotography #naturelove #natureperfection #natureonly #ilovenature
#naturephoto #outdoorslife #discoverearth
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Survival in the natural world has always proved to be a complex task, generating enormous creative potential; it has been the architect of unusual strategies and adaptations.  The diversity and the most varied relationships of forms are the result of their interactions with the environment and their various situations. This constant and never ending race of living beings to dispute a place in the conquest of life has enabled Nature to unfold infinite variants in every situation, since time rushes inexorably on the path of evolution. The astronomical number of individuals allows an unimaginable source of tests, proofs, errors and successes to the most varied problems. An infinite laboratory led by virtually tiny forms anticipates the creation of  all possible inventions, either imagined or to be discovered. That is why insects were able to build condominiums with air conditioning, build acoustic equipment, make paper, take slaves, cultivate gardens, breed other animals, create their own oxygen tanks to breathe under water and cause explosions, among many other amazing adaptations, ahead of many human inventions.
Extract of my book: “The world of small." An approach to the universe of arthropods from an artistic, visual and evolutionary perspective.
By Cynthia Bandurek  #insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #bns_macro
#macro_freaks

Survival in the natural world has always proved to be a complex task, generating enormous creative potential; it has been the architect of unusual strategies and adaptations.

The diversity and the most varied relationships of forms are the result of their interactions with the environment and their various situations. This constant and never ending race of living beings to dispute a place in the conquest of life has enabled Nature to unfold infinite variants in every situation, since time rushes inexorably on the path of evolution. The astronomical number of individuals allows an unimaginable source of tests, proofs, errors and successes to the most varied problems. An infinite laboratory led by virtually tiny forms anticipates the creation of  all possible inventions, either imagined or to be discovered. That is why insects were able to build condominiums with air conditioning, build acoustic equipment, make paper, take slaves, cultivate gardens, breed other animals, create their own oxygen tanks to breathe under water and cause explosions, among many other amazing adaptations, ahead of many human inventions.
Extract of my book: “The world of small." An approach to the universe of arthropods from an artistic, visual and evolutionary perspective.
By Cynthia Bandurek

#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #bns_macro
#macro_freaks
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THOSE FINGERS...💜
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#turklikeben_macro #amphibians #photographerfocus #magicmacroworld #nuts_about_nature #macro_brilliance #nuts_about_wildlife  #macro_freaks  #macro_captures #macro_perfection #macrogrammers #makrofotografie #earthcapture #invert_macro #natgeo #small_world_upclose #macro_vision #yourshotphotographer  #bbcearth #macro_highlight #amazon #igbest_macros #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans  #nuts_about_macro

THOSE FINGERS...💜
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#turklikeben_macro #amphibians #photographerfocus #magicmacroworld #nuts_about_nature #macro_brilliance #nuts_about_wildlife #macro_freaks #macro_captures #macro_perfection #macrogrammers #makrofotografie #earthcapture #invert_macro #natgeo #small_world_upclose #macro_vision #yourshotphotographer #bbcearth #macro_highlight #amazon #igbest_macros #nature_brilliance #nature_sultans  #nuts_about_macro
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What a face!!!😱 LOOK AT THOSE MOUTHPARTS
Happy Sunday for everybody!  Orthoptera  #insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #bns_macro
#macro_freaks

What a face!!!😱 LOOK AT THOSE MOUTHPARTS
Happy Sunday for everybody!

Orthoptera

#insect #macrophotography #uwn_insect #natureinfocus
#arthropod_perfection #kings_insects  #macrogrammers
#picoftheday #wildlifephotography #macro #turklikeben_macro #macro_perfection  #insectguru
#ip_insects #macro_alit
#macro_highlight #invert_macro
#macro_brilliance #1macroshot
#wholelottabugs #beautiful_insects_japan #earthcapture @bbcearth #top_macro
#flowersandmacro  #soulmademacro
#macro_captures #bns_macro
#macro_freaks
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    The world of small

    The World of Small is a book where you will be able to discover some of the most incredible adaptations and behaviors in the natural world. Through shocking images of these small animals with whom we share the planet and texts where you can discover that many of the human innovations already existed in nature.
    240 pages, 170 images, 2 languages (English / Spanish)

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