First completed images in Massachusetts!

Hello everyone! We have just moved from Murray, Kentucky to Sunderland, Massachusetts! Therefore, please forgive any lack of updates and for the slooooow progress of uploading completed images.

However, I have two new images of two freshwater fishes I am pretty happy to add to the slowly growing project! Big thanks to Dr. Tim Spier at Murray State Unviersity for helping me acquire these!

The first is Aphredoderus sayanus, or the pirate perch.

<em>Aphredoderus sayanus</em>, the pirate perch

Aphredoderus sayanus, the pirate perch

And the second, Fundulus olivaceus, the blackspotted topminnow.

<em>Fundulus olivaceus</em>, the blackspotted topminnow

Fundulus olivaceus, the blackspotted topminnow

 

First Batch of New Photographs

This past Friday (24th March, 2017), I was finally able to make it up to Western Kentucky University to take photographs of some of my most recent projects – and I am most pleased with how these turned out! Check them out below, on the Biology As Art page, and on Facebook! They will be for sale on Etsy soon enough!

Expect more in the coming weeks!

Update and a new finalized photograph

Sorry for the lapse in activity! It has been quite the busy semester, but never fear! I have several new species that I have been working very hard to finish in prep for a photo shoot! Currently, I have nine new species to add to this (slowly) growing collection, with roughly 12 more that are still in the clearing and staining process. However, the next photoshoot is not scheduled until the week of March 20th, so keep your eyes open!!!

Additionally, I am happy to announce that a partnership is currently in the works that will allow me to add additional species to the site (and potentially the product line for prints!). If everything goes as plans, I will be receiving a few species that are already cleared and stained  that I can photograph for both advertising purposes (on their end) and for sale as quality prints on here and the MCGMorph Etsy shop (more on this soon!).

But for now, please enjoy a recently finished photograph of Trigonostigma heteromorpha, the harlequin rasbora (below). I am extremely pleased with how this photograph turned out and Kristen Gilbert deserves a good deal of credit for helping me out with the finishing touches. Additionally, please check out and share the word about our current promo! If you like my work with seahorses, I am currently selling both the head and full body photographs as 8 x 10 for the discounted price of $120 (40% off; you save $80). This promo will only last until the end of March, 2017. Check it out, here!

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Trigonostigma heteromorpha (the harlequin rasbora)

“The Skeleton Revealed” by Steve Huskey

I am excited to announce, and help spread the word, that Dr. Steve Huskey’s new book, “The Skeleton Revealed”, is published and now available for purchase! I had the pleasure of working with Steve when he served as one of my committee members and as a mentor during my time as a graduate student at Western Kentucky University. Steve provided me with ample opportunities to further my understanding of vertebrate anatomy, in addition to providing me with many of the specimens that you now see up on this website.

Steve’s book can be purchased through John Hopkin’s University Press, as well as on Amazon (links take you directly to the book).  For a sneak peek into the amazing skeletal displays presented in his work, visit “The Skeleton Revealed” @ Issuu.com .

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Valentine’s Sale

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I am offering 40% off on any purchase of $50 or more! If you are interested in purchasing a print, you may do so through two means.

  1. You may contact me through my MCGMorph blog.
  2. You can visit my Etsy shop and use thePromo Code: ALIZARINHEARTS on checkout.

As always, the money from these sales allow me to continue clearing and staining, as the supplies can be rather expensive and the process is time consuming.

Best wishes and enjoy this time with your loved one(s)!

Two new uploads before the Spring term

Hi everyone. I have just finished the edits on two new photographs and I am VERY happy with how they turned out! I would like to thank Nathan Tillotson, an aquatic biology student at Murray State University, for providing me with the gar larvae (as well as the sucker fish and shad larvae!) to clear and stain. It has been great to add a few larvae to the collection and to upload on the site for everyone to see.

As always, feel free to contact me at anytime regarding my work.

Cheers,

MCG

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Lepisosteiformes, Lepisosteidae. Unidentified gar larvae.

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Platydoras armatulus , the striped Raphael catfish

New Year, new goals, new prints!

Happy New Year! In celebration, enjoy five new photographs that were finished today!

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Centropyge flavissima , the lemonpeel angelfish. Head close up.

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Centropyge flavissima , the lemonpeel angelfish. Dentition @ 50x magnification.

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Trigonostigma heteromorpha , the harlequin rasbora. Dorsal, anterior view.

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Catastomidae, unidentified sucker fish larvae.

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Winter Solstice Sale!

In celebration of Winter Solstice, I am offering 25% off on any purchase of $50 or more! If you are interested in purchasing a print, you may do so through two means.

  1. You may contact me through my MCGMorph blog.
  2. You can visit my Etsy shop and use the 

    Promo Code: STAINEDSOLSTICE on checkout.

As always, the money from these sales support and allow me to continue clearing and staining, as the supplies can be rather expensive and the process is time consuming.

Best wishes and safe travels during this holiday season!