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Philaeus chrysops by Dark-Raptor
Philaeus chrysops
Philaeus chrysops (Araneae: Salticidae) - adult male, Croatia.

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D300s, Nikkor Micro 60/2.8, extension tubes, SB-900 x2
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Blue tiles by Dark-Raptor
Blue tiles
Extreme close-up of butterfly wing. Morpho sp.

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D300s, reversed Takumar 28/2.8, extension tubes, SB-900 x2
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Talking heads by Dark-Raptor
Talking heads
Heads of two Proscopia grasshoppers - male (left) and female (right)

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D300s, Nikkor Micro 60/2.8, extension tubes, SB-900 x2, two images stacked
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Devourer by Dark-Raptor
Devourer
Lampropeltis getula vs Mus musculus. Mammal was euthanized with CO2 before it was given as food for the snake.

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D700, PC Nikkor Micro 85/2.8D, extension tubes, SB-900x2
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Dariusz Kucharski & Kornelia Kucharska
Artist | Professional | Photography
Poland
We are both biologists. Our main interests are: entomology, arachnology, parasitology and ecology.

Current Residence: Warsaw, Poland
Favourite style of art: Macrophotography
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  • Mood: Anger
  • Listening to: Radio TOK FM
  • Watching: Computer screen
Our images are being stolen every day. Mostly on blogs and websites, this time situation is much different.

US company, called THE MERRICK MINT made special collectible coins with frogs, and on one of them, we found our picture.
Guess what? They didn't ask us for permission to use it! They didn't pay us for our hard work, our equipment, our time. They treat us like garbage, maybe because we don't live in US?

We asked them via e-mail and on their official Facebook profile about this situation. We have no reply and our comments were removed from their FB. What can we do?

They are selling our work, earning money, leaving nothing for the authors of the original picture. This is madness...

You can find their product here (it is not working now):
www.merrickmint.com/amazon-blu…

They removed the product, here is the image that was on their page:
i1034.photobucket.com/albums/a…

Our original work, uploaded on DA is here:
Grrroooooarrrrrr by Dark-Raptor

We don't know how to act. We are far from US, and we have no time and money to get the lawyer. We are thinking about removing our works from the web...

This is what we get for what we do...

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:iconzandabear15:
Zandabear15 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very cool galleryTrophy 
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconbrunodidi:
BrunoDidi Featured By Owner May 8, 2015   Photographer
Your work is amazing!! I really loved it! I'm sharing your page with all entomologists I know :D
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:icondark-raptor:
Dark-Raptor Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Professional Photographer
Thank you :)
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:iconmoll-sherdan:
Moll-Sherdan Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Happy B-day! :D
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