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Robert Thompson's latest book Close-up and Macro Photography. published by Routledge, is an in-depth and lavishly illustrated guide to the art and field techniques of macro and close-up nature photography. Our gallery of bookplates and related images showcases Robert's detailed knowledge and technical expertise in photographing insects, aquatic life, wild flowers, fungi and lichens.
Red-eyed tree frog {Agalychnis callidryas} resting on Bromeliad leaf, Nicaragua, June - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Red-eyed tree frog {Agalychnis callidryas} resting on Bromeliad leaf, Nicaragua, June
Crocus flower (Crocus sp) stigma - close up. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Crocus flower (Crocus sp) stigma - close up.
Owly sulphur (Libelloides coccajus) on buttercup species (Ranunculus sp) Rugiano, Monte St Angelo, Gargano, Italy, April - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Owly sulphur (Libelloides coccajus) on buttercup species (Ranunculus sp) Rugiano, Monte St Angelo, Gargano, Italy, April
Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) flying to fuchsia flower,  Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Common wasp (Vespula vulgaris) flying to fuchsia flower, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland.
Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) resting, Southern Sicily, Italy. March. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Oleander Hawkmoth (Daphnis nerii) resting, Southern Sicily, Italy. March.
Black and red froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) East of Monte St Angelo, Gargano, Italy, April - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Black and red froghopper (Cercopis vulnerata) East of Monte St Angelo, Gargano, Italy, April
Elephant hawk moth (Deilephila elpenor) portrait, Brackagh Moss National Nature Reserve, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. April. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Elephant hawk moth (Deilephila elpenor) portrait, Brackagh Moss National Nature Reserve, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. April.
White prominent moth (Leucodonta bicoloria) County Kerry, Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / White prominent moth (Leucodonta bicoloria) County Kerry, Ireland.
** Shoemaker butterfly (Prepona omphale) portrait, controlled conditions. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / ** Shoemaker butterfly (Prepona omphale) portrait, controlled conditions.
Tongue orchid (Serapias lingua) flower, Pagi, Corfu. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Tongue orchid (Serapias lingua) flower, Pagi, Corfu.
Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Brackagh Moss NNR, Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. May. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Large red damselfly (Pyrrhosoma nymphula) Brackagh Moss NNR, Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. May.
Hawthorn berries (Crataegus monogyna) Brackagh Moss NNR, Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Hawthorn berries (Crataegus monogyna) Brackagh Moss NNR, Portadown, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) female on Bluebell flower (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Clare Glen, County Armagh, May. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Orange tip butterfly (Anthocharis cardamines) female on Bluebell flower (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) Clare Glen, County Armagh, May.
Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. September. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Sawfly larvae (Nematus pavidus) defensive posture, Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. September.
Red-eyed tree frog {Agalychnis callidryas} resting in Bromeliad flower, Nicaragua, June - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Red-eyed tree frog {Agalychnis callidryas} resting in Bromeliad flower, Nicaragua, June
Lichen {Teloschistes chrysophthalus} on Hawthorn branch, North Timoleague, West Cork, Republic of Ireland, March - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Lichen {Teloschistes chrysophthalus} on Hawthorn branch, North Timoleague, West Cork, Republic of Ireland, March
Apollo (Parnassius apollo) on flower, Col du Lombardie, Isola village, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, July. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Apollo (Parnassius apollo) on flower, Col du Lombardie, Isola village, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, July.
Seed bug (Lygaeus equestris) on seed head, Fort de Rimplas, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, July. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Seed bug (Lygaeus equestris) on seed head, Fort de Rimplas, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, July.
Beautiful pit viper (Trimeresurus venustus) captive occurs in Thailand - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Beautiful pit viper (Trimeresurus venustus) captive occurs in Thailand
Swallow-tailed moth {Ourapteryx sambucaria} Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Swallow-tailed moth {Ourapteryx sambucaria} Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
European common frog (Rana temporaria) swimming, Brackagh Moss NNR, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / European common frog (Rana temporaria) swimming, Brackagh Moss NNR, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Brown birch bolete (Leccinum scabrum) Crossconnel Clonmany, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland. August. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Brown birch bolete (Leccinum scabrum) Crossconnel Clonmany, Inishowen, County Donegal, Ireland. August.
Crocus flowers (Crocus sp)  Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Crocus flowers (Crocus sp) Northern Ireland.
Yellow stagshorn fungus (Calocera viscosa) Tollymore Forest, County Down, Northern Ireland, September. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Yellow stagshorn fungus (Calocera viscosa) Tollymore Forest, County Down, Northern Ireland, September.
Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) fungus, Peatlands Park Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Amethyst deceiver (Laccaria amethystina) fungus, Peatlands Park Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Bee orchid {Ophrys apifera} flower,  Lisadain, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Bee orchid {Ophrys apifera} flower, Lisadain, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK
Collared earthstar (Geastrum triplex) Tynan Estate, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. October. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Collared earthstar (Geastrum triplex) Tynan Estate, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. October.
Pebble prominent (Notodonta ziczac) Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Pebble prominent (Notodonta ziczac) Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Crocus flower (Crocus sp) close up of stigma and pistil. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Crocus flower (Crocus sp) close up of stigma and pistil.
Diving beetle (Dytiscus circumcintus) underwater, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Diving beetle (Dytiscus circumcintus) underwater, Montiaghs Moss NNR, County Antrim, Northern Ireland, UK
Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) Clare Glen, Tandragee, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. March. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) Clare Glen, Tandragee, County Armagh. Northern Ireland. March.
Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) flower, Clare Glen, Tandragee, County Armagh, Northern Ireland. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Wood anemone (Anemone nemorosa) flower, Clare Glen, Tandragee, County Armagh, Northern Ireland.
Trumpet Gentian (Gentiana acaulis) in flower, Col du Lombardie, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Trumpet Gentian (Gentiana acaulis) in flower, Col du Lombardie, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June.
Caterpillar larva of Elephant hawk-moth {Deilephila elpenor} on Willowherb, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Caterpillar larva of Elephant hawk-moth {Deilephila elpenor} on Willowherb, Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland
Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor), Brackagh Moss National Nature Reserve, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK. May. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Elephant Hawkmoth (Deilephila elpenor), Brackagh Moss National Nature Reserve, Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland, UK. May.
Garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) Killard Point NNR, Ballyhornan, County Down, Northern Ireland.July. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Garden tiger moth (Arctia caja) Killard Point NNR, Ballyhornan, County Down, Northern Ireland.July.
Caterpillar larva of September thorn moth {Ennomos erosaria} camouflaged as twig, Herefordshire, UK, July - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Caterpillar larva of September thorn moth {Ennomos erosaria} camouflaged as twig, Herefordshire, UK, July
Lackey Moth (Malacosoma neustria) Col du Lombardie, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Lackey Moth (Malacosoma neustria) Col du Lombardie, Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June.
Borage flowers (Borago officinalis) near Nice, south of France, June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Borage flowers (Borago officinalis) near Nice, south of France, June.
Pine hawkmoth {Sphinx pinastri} Dorset, UK - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Pine hawkmoth {Sphinx pinastri} Dorset, UK
Peppered moth (Biston betularia) camouflaged among lichens,  Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland, June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Peppered moth (Biston betularia) camouflaged among lichens, Banbridge, County Down, Northern Ireland, June.
Silver-ground Carpet moth (Xanthorhoe montanata) Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Silver-ground Carpet moth (Xanthorhoe montanata) Mercantour National Park, Provence, France, June.
Six-spot burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae f. flava) on Ragwort flowers, Sheeplands, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, July - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Six-spot burnet moth (Zygaena filipendulae f. flava) on Ragwort flowers, Sheeplands, County Down, Northern Ireland, UK, July
Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) Sottoguda-paluce, Dolomites, Italy. June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Apollo butterfly (Parnassius apollo) Sottoguda-paluce, Dolomites, Italy. June.
Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon brittannicus) emerging from pupa, Norfolk Broads, UK June - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Swallowtail butterfly (Papilio machaon brittannicus) emerging from pupa, Norfolk Broads, UK June
Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Ireland, October. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Fly agaric (Amanita muscaria) Peatlands Park, County Armagh, Ireland, October.
Spanish festoon butterfly (Zerynthia rumina) sunning on stone, Cadiz, southern Spain - Robert Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Spanish festoon butterfly (Zerynthia rumina) sunning on stone, Cadiz, southern Spain
Black veined white butterfly (Aporia crataegi) on grass, Gavarnie-Gedre, Pyrenees National Park, France, June. - Robert  Thompson
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Robert Thompson / Black veined white butterfly (Aporia crataegi) on grass, Gavarnie-Gedre, Pyrenees National Park, France, June.
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