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    All things great and small: Incredible nature scenes

    Bugs, geckos and more stars in one photographer's real-life wonderland.

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    The Wonderland series -

    Life Inside A Snow Globe

    Nadav Bagim, 29, a photographer from Israel, brings us a miniature fantasy world that he calls "The Wonderland series."

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    The celestial conductor -

    The project, which is ongoing, was photographed between July 16, 2011 and Dec. 11, 2011.

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    Pink slime wave -

    According to Nadav, the photos were "composed by using a unique, but simple and elegant, artificial lighting using household objects, from vegetables to plastic bags. The outcome is a beautiful and magical set with a fairy flair to it."

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    Hey there -

    All of the photos were all shot with a Canon EOS 60D Camera, and a Canon 100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. Bagim shops for equipment on eBay.

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    See ya -

    His subjects (bugs and geckos) were all found in his apartment and on plants outside his window.

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    He went that way... -

    None of the photos, said Bagim, have been digitally manipulated.

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    Over the moon -

    Each one of these photos, he said, is composed from a single shot.

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    Mmm! -

    While studying for a degree in neuroscience, Bagim worked part-time as a freelance photographer. Now, photography has become a passion.

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    I wish I could fly -

    In a recent interview, Bagim said he can't choose a favorite picture. He said he often sketches or photographs his successful camera set-ups.

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    The photosynthesizer -

    Rest assured: The photographer says that none of the bugs or geckos were harmed during shooting.

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    Down the rabbit hole -

    Bagim, a sci-fi, fantasy and cartoon fan, draws on his creativity for inspiration in these fantastical (but real-life) shots.

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    Red planet evolution -

    Building the camera set-up for the shots, he said in an interview with My Modern Met, can take "several minutes but it usually takes more than an hour," depending on its complexity.

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    Here's looking at you -

    Lighting and strategically placed colored plastic bags, flowers and leaves are all part of how he achieves these incredible images, he told MyModernMet.com.

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