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22 Insects Too Crafty To Be Caught By The Naked Eye

Published by rylihennessey · April 2nd 2014

Some things are just too small, too fast, or too subtle to be caught by the naked eye. Lucky for you, we have an entire collection of images from the unseen world of insects captured by photographers, and available for license exclusively on 500px Prime. This is not for the squeamish! Hairy arachnids, stinging bees, and the compound eyes of flies are all revealed. But if you ask us, they're all quite alluring.

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Xylocopa Violacea by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Just hanging around ...  by Manuel Faessler on 500px

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Moth by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Still hungry by Johari (Paklang) Saad on 500px

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Alien Face by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Locust by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Beautiful Machaon  by Sébastien Delarbre  on 500px

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pò di Fortuna by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Ommatius ouachitensis by Donald Jusa on 500px

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Alone by Cherly Jong on 500px

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Araneus diadematus by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Friends  by Alejandro  Ferrer Ruiz  on 500px

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Libellula by Matteo Senesi on 500px

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Just a little fly ... by Amine Fassi on 500px

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Butterflies by Ravikanth Kurma on 500px

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light and shade by Takeshi Hata on 500px

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tximeleta gorri-beltza by gorka orexa on 500px

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Droplet by John Cogan on 500px

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Nano DOF Fight by Amine Fassi on 500px


     

21 Photos Of Cute Baby Giraffes That Will Make Your Day Better

Published by Klassy Goldberg · April 2nd 2014

For some reason, "baby giraffe" is trending today on Twitter. So we thought we'd jump in too, and post these 21 images of cute baby giraffes. These long-legged infants just might perk up the middle of your week! Scroll down, and prepare to swoon!





















See more gorgeous giraffes.
Got any fun facts, personal experiences, and photos of giraffes to share with the community? Tell us below!
     

17 Colorful Blossoms That Will Whet Your Appetite For Spring

Published by rylihennessey · April 1st 2014

What is that? You know, that thing up in the sky? That brilliant yellow orb. The sun, you say? We had almost forgotten! Here at the San Francisco 500px office, the clouds have nearly cleared, nature is in bloom, and people have left their winter coats at home. This could only mean one thing — spring is here. Even if the sun's rays haven't quite reached your part of the world, you can still enjoy this collection of beautiful spring blooms brought to you by 500px Prime.

If you like what you see, check out the huge collection of beautiful images now available for license on 500px Prime!

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spring breathe by Toni Arnaste Boixadera on 500px

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orchard  by Bak GiSeok on 500px

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Wild Beauty by Judith Jean-Baptiste on 500px

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Bright Anemone by Tracy Lamus on 500px

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water lily? by Takeshi Hata on 500px

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????? by Katsumi Uemura on 500px

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Enchanted forest 1 by Bart Ceuppens on 500px

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Beauty of Poppy Field by Partha Ghosh on 500px

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Puppy under rain by Michel  ZAREBSKI on 500px

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Welcome Spring by Amine Fassi on 500px

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??? by Fifi Lan on 500px

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Promise of spring by Péter Koczkás on 500px

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Elegance by Noriaki Sugimoto on 500px

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by Delphine. D on 500px

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Morning Glory by Ethan Abelov on 500px

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Looking On by Christian Skilbeck on 500px


     

Introducing a New Category!

Published by Alexandra Kim · April 1st 2014


Here at 500px we like keep tabs on photography trends and inform you of all the do’s and don’t’s. Over the past couple years, there has been a lot of debate around whether the pop culture phenomenon of The Selfie is a hip movement or a degradation to society. Well, 500px is settling the debate. Although some people may protest, there is no denying that The Selfie is not going away. That’s why we think that the timeless nature of this movement makes it worthy of its own 500px category.


This category may be new to some 500px users. To ensure that you are able to explore and enjoy this category as much as possible, we have put together a pro guide.

How to take a selfie:

1. Choose your camera. iPhone, Android, Windows Phone… Take your pick!
2. Choose your shooting position. You have two choices: In a mirror (preferably in a bathroom) or using the front camera of your phone and extending your arm to capture your whole subject - you!
3. Smile, wink, duck face. This is what makes or breaks a good Selfie. Put on your best face.
4. Take your photo!

To add to the celebrations, we are adding a new auto-enhancer to help you personalize your Selfies called The Selfie Enhancer. This handy tool will help you add a little something extra to your photo.


How to use The Selfie Enhancer:

1. Upload your Selfie to 500px.
2. Press the Selfie Enhancer button.
3. Watch as magical stickers and expressions are added to your Selfie.

To see this new category, click here!



     

NEW: Submit Your Photos Now To 500px Prime!

Published by Klassy Goldberg · March 31st 2014

Today, we’re excited to announce that 500px Prime is now open to all 500px photo submissions. Recently, we opened the doors to 500px Prime, our new commercial licensing marketplace. This gives buyers access to our collection of royalty-free photographs, and gives our amazing photographers the industry's highest payout: 70% of every photo sold.

Interested in licensing your photos? Scroll down to get the details!

Photograph Turn to clear vision by Sharon Chen on 500px

How can I be a part of 500px Prime?

  • Enable your 500px Store to submit your photos AND so that we can pay you.
  • Complete the licensing paperwork by accepting the licensing agreement inside your 500px Store. You will also be able to easily access and upload any necessary releases from there.
  • Follow our Twitter photo desk @500pxPrimePD to get updated, real-time requests for photos from buyers and editors. Use these tweets as a source of inspiration and a guide to seasonal industry trends, so you can produce profitable photos.

What’s new?

  • Making your photos more discoverable. Buyers are now able to request 500px photos to be licensed for commercial use through 500px.com and 500px Prime.
  • Faster transactions with buyers. Once your licensing form has been processed, buyers can access your photo immediately and finalize the transaction with no delays. This means you get paid sooner!
  • Clearer status updates in your 500px Store, so you can keep track of your photo’s submission process.

Photograph Magnolia by Bart Ceuppens on 500px Got some questions? Our updated 500px Store FAQ can provide you with information regarding licensing, and what you need to fill out. Additionally, we have a very detailed Support FAQ on licensing forms, release forms, and tax implications.

Is your question not in our FAQ? You can contact us at help@500px.com.
     

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