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’ PhotoThere 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.