Macro Photography

Lens Artists Challenge – It’s a Small World

This week we are posting close up/macro photos. This is probably my favorite type of photography. I am always amazed by the little surprises in the photos once they are on the computer – things you don’t see when you take the picture. About a year ago, I invested in a “super” macro lens which brings things even closer. The picture below was taken with that lens and is the center of a poinsettia.

Although you get amazing detail – the lens has a huge learning curve.

The next 2 photos were taken with the traditional macro lens. I loves the detail and colors of the caterpillar and you can also see why pinecones hurt when you step on them.

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Sense of Seeing

All my life, I have always enjoyed taking pictures. Around 2008 is when I became more serious about it. I have found that through photography I notice things more such as the details of a flower, a little insect or the beautiful markings on what might be considered a “plain” bird.

Here is a macro of a flower where you can see the bits of pollen and dirt as well as the shades of yellow and green.

This little bug is a soldier beetle – kinda cute I think.

This is a common grackle. These birds can empty a feeder in no time but if the sun hits their feathers just right, you can see beautiful rainbow colors and their eyes are a pretty golden color.

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