His description on the Image Masters site says it all...
Painter and photographer Rick Lieder’s art has appeared on award-winning novels ranging from mysteries and science fiction, to books based on the X-Files TV series and Newbery Award-winning books for children. His fine art has been exhibited in galleries in the Midwest and Canada, and include painting, photography, and sculpture.
His nature photography centers on ordinary backyard wildlife, capturing the unique qualities of light interacting with the natural world, including luminous photographs of honey bees and small birds in flight, glowing fireflies hovering over twilight fields, and new-born praying mantis nymphs emerging from their egg cases.
I've only got room to share a few of my favorite images. So, take the time to visit Rick's sites and you'll be amazed at his work with "ordinary backyard life". Your regular work in photography might not take you into a bug's world, but Rick's macro-technique is as creative as it is exciting. He's giving us a peek at a world the majority of us never see!
Check out his blog, his insect art and bird art and then check out his book,Step Gently Out after watching the trailer below. In March 2015, his next book, Sweep Up the Sun, birds in flight, is scheduled to be released and his next book after that is already in the pipeline for 2017. When he's not working on his own book, he's an artist doing illustrations for book covers and working on his own personal projects with the goal to turn some of them into future books and gallery exhibitions.
SP 28-75mm F/2.8 Di (model A09)
SP 90mm F/2.8 Di VC Macro (model F004)
SP 180mm F/3.5 Di Macro (model B01)