Amazing Close-ups of Small Animals by Shikhei Goh (+Interview)

Hello everyone! Today we give a warm welcome to Shikhei Goh , a very talented photographer that has put a lot of passion, ambition and hard work into what he does. Saying so himself, Shikhei accepts constructive criticism and learns from mistakes, in order to become the best.

We considered that he is there, among the best photographers alive, that immortalize insects and tiny creatures, magnifying their looks, to satisfy the curiosity of people and delight them. Insects and small lizards are captured in unique poses, tainted with a little humor and screaming professionalism all over.

Our author here was also kind enough to reveal some details about himself and how he lives, so the exclusive interview is also worth reading, for sure. Enjoy it all the way!

Q: Hello Shikhei. We are glad to have you here on PxlEyes. Please introduce yourself.

A:
I am Shikhei Goh, 38 Years old, I am married and a father of 3 children.
I run a business, that is distributing communication gadgets. I live in Batam, Indonesia. It is just 40 minutes by boat from Singapore.
Snorkelling
“Snorkelling”

Q: You are able to capture life in such detail, that most of people never get to see in a life time. Please explain the main “ingredient” for this success.

A:
Perseverance is the key. I went through trials and errors, hard times where people despised my works, but I never gave up.
Indeed there were times that I felt like giving it up but I decided to press on.
I read, I browse the webs every day, and I keep on practicing and challenging myself.
Smile
“Smile”

Q: There are a lot of macro shots in your portfolio. For sure you have notice the insects’ behavior too. Do you have a favourite one that amazed or surprised you?

A:
The ones that always amuse and amaze me is the robberflies. Especially when they are eating another insects.
I find it exotic, even though some other people may find it unattractive.
How they chase and eat the prey is always fascinating and being able to capture such moments is a great joy to me.
Centepide
“Centepide”

Q: Does it take a lot of money to be able to practice this hobby?

A:
I would say yes. But it’s worth it. The camera, the lenses, the lighting equipment and other accessories are pretty costly.
Bubble Eyes
“Bubble Eyes”

Q: What other hobbies do you have?

A:
I enjoy traveling and I am also getting serious in landscape and human interest photography. I can show some photos of these.
I Am Flying
“I Am Flying”

Q: Please share some piece of advice about how to become such a pro with the beginner photographers in our community.

A:
First, determine what photography genre you are interested in. Learn, watch, copy and then modify.
No need to spend lots of money on high end gear when you are not ready.
Maximize the gear that you already have then gradually upgrade to a more advanced equipment.
Never give, keep on practicing until people recognize your works.

I Got You I

I Got You I

Dew on Me 1

Dew on Me 1

Robberfly

Robberfly

Morning Dew II

Morning Dew II

The Predator

The Predator

Cleaning

Cleaning

Robberfly’s Tears

Robberfly Tears

Crying

Crying

Drunken Master

Drunken Master

Dew on Me 2

Dew on Me 2

Shy

Shy

I Got You II

 I Got You II

White Snake

White Snake

Dancing

Dancing

Push Up

Push Up

Slow but Sure

Slow but Sure

Team Work

Team Work

Two Way

Two Way

Dragonfly I

Dragonfly I

Dragonfly II

Dragonfly II

Fighting

Fighting

Summer Rain

Summer Rain

Spider and Its Prey

Spider and Its Prey

Dragonfly III

Dragonfly III

Mating

Mating

Super Hero

Super Hero

Sun Bath II

Sun Bath II

Hide and Seeks

Hide and Seeks

Sun Bath I

Sun Bath I

Owl Fly

Owl Fly

Under the Pouring Rain

Under the Pouring Rain

Can I Help U??

Can I Help U??

Kungfu Frog

Kungfu Frog

Come Here Babe

Come Here Babe

Got U

Got U

Tiger Beatle

Tiger Beatle

Nature’s Law

Nature Law

Walking

Walking

Being Suck

Being Suck

Playing Around

Playing Around

Freezing

Freezing

Deadly Kiss

Deadly Kiss

Got You Again

Got You Again

Happy Flight

Happy Flight

Gotcha

Gotcha

Author: Giulia

Giulia is a 25 year old girl from Romania. She runs a blog dedicated to cute animals on furrytalk.com. She's also an amateur photographer and has a passion for Photoshop.

19 thoughts on “Amazing Close-ups of Small Animals by Shikhei Goh (+Interview)”

  1. Wow these are so amazing! Can you give any advise for someone who loves macro and feels stuck on advancing the professionalism of them?

  2. Congratulations!!! you are a genius, i’m from Dominican Republic i don’t know if you know this country but a lot of friends of mine have seen your pictures and we love them and i just wanted to let you know that you have fans in one little island XD

  3. These are really wonderful pictures and I have never seen such close ups of these small creatures. It really takes a lot of patience to capture such unique poses of the animals. This shows the talent of the photographer and the interest. Great work by Shikhei Goh and I hope i will get to see more pictures in future.

  4. These are wonderful photographs! I have been an amateur photographer for about 6 years now. I really love your work! I was wondering, and I know this is a pretty complex question to answer, but, what kinds of setups do you use? And also specifically, what macro lenses could you suggest to the budding photographer?

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