Levon Biss was looking at insects from his garden through a microscope he bought for his son.For fun,they unintentionally placed an insect under the lens (镜片). "It is amazingly beautiful!" they both screamed.
    The father had been making a career taking photographs for advertisements.But that experience gave him a new direction.Around the world,insect populations are in decline because of habitat loss and climate change.Biss thought that if people could see what he saw through his son's microscope,they would care more about protecting insects.
    So Biss turned to macrophotography:taking close-up pictures of small things,like flowers or bugs.His work has attracted attention not just for its unusual beauty.It also raises awareness about the need for conservation.
    In 2016,Biss showed his first insect project,Microsculpture.The term refers to the features of an insect's exoskeleton,or outer shell,which develops over time as the bug adapts to its environment.
    Biss's pictures capture the insects in all their microscopic details.Then he blows up the images until the insects become larger than life,some of them eight feet tall.But each image takes weeks to make.He uses a digital camera with a microscope lens.The camera is fixed on a computerized track,which allows Biss to take a shot,then move the camera by seven microns (微米) — a distance equals to about 1/10 the thickness of a human hair — for the next shot.In the end,Biss might take 10,000 shots of a bug.A computer combines these small pictures into a single image.
    Biss's latest exhibition is Extinct and Endangered at the American Museum of Natural History.He selected bugs that were extinct or endangered,hoping his photographs would serve as a better purpose. "I communicate visually," he says, "The way I work is through pictures.But I think it's my duty to shake things up and get people to pay attention."

(1)What made Levon Biss turn to macrophotography?

A.Beautiful insects.
B.Attractive environment.
C.An expensive microscope.
D.An accidental observation.
(2)How does Levon Biss manage to capture insects' microscopic details?

A.By taking a shot at them twice.
B.By adjusting the camera on a track.
C.By taking close-up pictures countless times.
D.By putting them in order on a computer.
(3)What does the underlined phrase "shake things up" refer to in the last paragraph?

A.Get rid of the prejudice.
B.Take action to save wildlife.
C.Spare no efforts to face difficulties.
D.Make people think about nature differently.
(4)Which of the following best describes Levon Biss?

A.Patient and responsible.
B.Wealthy and ambitious.
C.Polite and strong-willed.
D.Curious and easy-going.
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