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BBW 30-Day Challenge – Day 7: Macro [Up close]

07 Apr

On the BBW 30-Day Photo Challenge, today’s word is macro.

Macro photography is close-up photography of usually very small subjects. The classical definition is that the image projected on the “film plane” (i.e., film or a digital sensor) is close to the same size as the subject. (from Wikipedia) In a lot of cases (as you can see from the examples below), the final photograph can be larger than the actual photo subject. This is often the focus of macro photography these days.

I don’t have a macro lens, so I used one of my lenses with a fish-eye filter on the end. This allowed me to get close enough to the subjects so that they would appear large in the final photograph. It was an interesting challenge from a technical perspective.

My ‘Macro’ Photo

Day 7: Macro [attempt 1]

Macro gekko, by ozlady

There are a lot of groups on Flickr, and inspired people who have the patience to wait out various bugs, beetles and insects in order to get some truly spectacular (and in some cases creepy) photos. I hope you enjoy them, and as usual, more are available in my Flickr Macro Gallery.



Papilio machaon

Papilio machaon by giuseppedr

Macro Spider Eyes

Macro Spider Eyes by aroon_kalandy




Chat by Ilyes Hocine


Unititled by Rundstedt B. Rovillos

Tussi – Cute Expression

26 Oct


Vanstaffs is one of my contacts on Flickr, and is constantly posting photos on Tussi, the backyard warrier. I love some of the photos that come from the world of Tussi the feline and her adventures with the backyard, the neighbourhood pets, etc.

Sometimes the best photos come with a story!

Super Cats

03 Jan

I love this set – who knew cats could do this?

Flying Cats

Click on the picture to check out the set – these are great action shots… I like the subject material as well!

Cow on Holiday

21 Oct

Even a cow needs a break!

Otto at the beach

20 Oct

Otto looks very happy… even if a bit wet! I like the sepia treatment on this photo.

From the Jaws of Death

19 Oct

Not someone I’d like to get a love-bite from!!

Duck or You’ll be Goosed!

11 Oct

Really nice wide angle effect!

Sucker for Cute!

10 Oct

I’m just a sucker for cute photos sometimes!

Climbing the way to the top

08 Oct

Only a mother could love…

08 Oct

A face only a mother could love? A close up photo of a box turtle – what an amazing character!

A Visual Feast

My very own interestingness…