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The 2014 Holiday Print Sale!

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I am pleased to announce the return of the annual Holiday Print Sale, now in our third year! This year’s selection features 30 favorite photographs reduced up to 70% off regular pricing. Have a look:

Holiday Print Sale- Alex Wild’s Insect Photographs

 
Pieces are printed by the professional Bay Photo labs using high-quality papers and archival photo inks. These are not simple posters! Bay Photo will also custom mount, mat & frame images if you choose “add frames & more” when you check out.

Why the sale? I know a portion of my photos go to students looking for something buggy to hang on their walls, and to parents of budding young entomologists, and these folks are not in the demographic that typically plays in the fine art market. So I’ve assembled an affordable gallery of some of my best known and biologically informative natural history images priced near cost. An 8×12″ print, for example, is just $9.99. I hope you enjoy them!

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Dasymutilla occidentalis velvet ant; 12×18″ print on a 3/4″ standout mount. Sale price $15.99/$42.99 unmounted/mounted. (Regular $60/$120)


 
Sale prices extend to January 1st. If you’d like your prints to arrive by Christmas under a 3-5 day shipping option, order by December 12th.

The Holiday Print Sale Returns!

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Dasymutilla occidentalis velvet ant; 12×18″ print on a 3/4″ standout mount. Sale price $15.99/$42.99 unmounted/mounted. (Regular $60/$120)

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I am pleased to announce the return of the holiday print sale! This year’s selection features 30 favorite photographs reduced up to 70% off regular pricing. Have a look:

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Holiday Print Sale- Alex Wild’s Insect Photographs

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Pieces are printed by the professional Bay Photo labs using high-quality papers and archival photo inks. These are not simple posters! Bay Photo will also custom mount, mat & frame images if you choose “add frames & more” when you check out.

Why the sale? I know a portion of my photos go to biology students looking for something buggy to hang on their walls, and to parents of budding young entomologists, and these folks are not in the demographic that typically plays in the fine art market. So I’ve assembled an affordable gallery of some of my best known and biologically informative natural history images priced near cost. An 8×12″ print, for example, is just $9.99. I hope you enjoy them!

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Toxomerus hover fly feeding from spiderwort, 16×24″ print on a 3/4″ standout mount. ($45.99/$88.99 unmounted/mounted; Regular price $150/$250).

 

Sale prices extend to January 1st. If you’d like your prints to arrive by Christmas under a 3-5 day shipping option, order by December 12th.

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Drosophila melanogaster white-eyed mutant, 12×18″ print on a 3/4″ standout mount. ($15.99/$42.99 unmounted/mounted; Regular price $60/$120).

Ants as life, in a tattoo

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artwork by Art Godoy ( http://artgodoy.blogspot.ca); photo by Saber Miresmailli

Entomologist Saber Miresmailli has a new tattoo modeled on one of my turtle ants. This week, Saber sent in the following backstory along with the above image:

Tattoos are very personal and one should have strong conviction about an idea, a thought, a memory or a concept to permanently mark it on his or her body.

People who know me personally, know that I am openly atheist and I have no problem sharing this fact with others. I am also an applied biologist with chemical ecology/entomology background. That kinda explain the Greek atheist (read Atheous) mark embedded in the DNA strand but you might want to know what a gliding ant doing at the end of my DNA!

I have to confess I have never worked with this insect personally (I am more of an agricultural pest kinda guy, cabbage loopers, whiteflies, spider mites, etc.) but the parachuting behavior of this insect really fascinates me. As an arboreal ant, if something knock this ant off a tree, instead of directly and hopelessly falling down, it can glide beautifully to a lower branch or on the ground and then find its way back up.

There is something majestic about this ant that helped me going through some really difficult episodes in my life. The last one was almost couple of months ago when I was wrongly diagnosed with liver cancer and that three weeks that it took doctors to repeat the tests and void the previous diagnostics, got me revisit many of my thoughts and convictions in life.

You know, life can always throw a wrench at our plans. The moment you feel you have everything going for you, you got a happy marriage, you have an awesome job, you live in a wonderful city and ride a kick ass motorcycle,…something can pop up and knock you down your dream life tree. You ARE going to fall! but are you going to fall down as if you are hopeless or are you going to beautifully glide through the hardship and get a grip and find your way back up?! This is what the Cephalotes ants do and that is why I added this insect to my tattoo. So it can remind me that when life pushes me and I fall; I should fall gracefully and climb back up.

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The Spring Print Sale!

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An Australian weevil. I’d order this one as a 12×18″ print on lustre paper with the 3/4″ standout mounting.

Spring is here, the insects are waking up, and in honor of the season I’m having a sale. If you’re looking for a gift for your graduating entomologist, this is for you! Click on the link to visit the gallery:

Insect Print Sale!

Thirty images, including fifteen chosen by readers, are now available as high-quality art prints at up to 60% off my regular prices, starting at $3.99 for a 5×7″. The sale started yesterday-we’ve already sold 20(!)- and will run until April 30th. International orders are accepted.

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Now, some details.

I have partnered with Bay Photo Lab in California for printing. Bay’s color reproduction and paper quality is consistently excellent, better than I have been able to manage myself. In fact, I’m giddy every time prints arrive in the mail!

Bay’s options for mounting and framing are simple but good quality. I especially recommend the 3/4″ standout mount for the 8×12″ and larger prints. The mount has the effect of turning a photo into a museum-quality piece, and if you order a number of prints you’ve got your own gallery.

Paper choices are lustre and metallic. Lustre is standard, high-grade photo paper. Metallic is contrasty and luminous with more “zing”, and they are… well, metallic. Whites come out as silvery, for example. Personally, I find the effect a bit too much for most photos. The metallic papers perform better for a subset, such as the metallic beetle and the ants on black.

I am happy to sign prints for an added $25 (potentially more for international orders). Allow an extra week for delivery, as the print must be shipped here before I send it out. To order a signed print, just send me an email and I’ll put your order in.

Do let me know if you have any questions.

Coming Soon: the Spring Print Sale

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You guys were tremendous during my first-ever insect print sale last December. You ordered several hundred prints, quite literally an order of magnitude more than I’d anticipated.

So I’m doing another one. The spring print sale will go online in mid-April with 30 selected prints discounted severely, starting at $3.99/each for a 5×7.  Here’s the new bit: this time I am crowd-sourcing part of the selection.

15 of the 30 images I’m leaving open for you guys to decide. If there’s a particular photograph you’ve been eyeing, let me know via email, facebook, or the comments below.

Last day to pick yourself up a holiday sale print!

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Just a reminder that my 80%-off holiday print sale ends this evening. I’ll be pulling down the gallery at 6pm EST, so this is your last chance (for a few months, anyway) to snag an Alex Wild original for as little as $2.99 for a 5×7″. You’ll still be able to order prints after today, of course, but at the usual prices.

My photo lab made at least one error during the sale, and fortunately it was for an order I placed myself. Expecting a giant print of a spider, I opened the package to find a lovely HDR photograph of someone else’s pickup trucks. The lab sent me the correct print straight away- great!- but someone out there on the other end of the swap must have gotten a big surprise. I hope they weren’t overly arachnophobic.

Anyway, please contact me if you had similar troubles, as the sooner I know the sooner I can get you the right print.

And, thanks for your support! I still have a hard time believing how much interest all of you showed in my photography. We’ll certainly be doing this again!

*update* – sale done! Thanks guys!

Original Alex Wild Prints – Holiday Sale

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Odontomachus bauri trap-jaw ant with cricket. An 8×12″ print for $7.99 would make a lovely gift for that special myrmecologist in your life. (Everyone has a special myrmecologist, right?)

This year, for the first time, I am making select prints of my photographs extremely affordable for those ordering during the holiday season. The reason is simple. I know a portion of my sales go to parents gifting their budding young entomologists something buggy to hang on their walls. These are often not families who easily afford fine art pricing, however, so I have assembled a new gallery of 30 favorite photographs priced nearly at cost, up to 80% off depending on the size:

Holiday Sale – Alex Wild Insect Photographs

The pieces are printed by the professional Bay Photo labs using high-quality paper and archival photo inks, and I have been happy with their results over the years. Bay Photo will also custom mat & frame images if you choose “add frames & more” when you check out.

Jataí stingless bees, Brazil. The sale price for a 16×24″ print is $39.99 (regular: $124.95)

Sale prices extend to January 1st. If you’d like your prints to arrive by Christmas under a 3-5 day shipping option, order by December 12th.