RDP Friday: Macro

Fly 18 (4)

When I used the word “macro” as a tag on my photo programme, I got almost 2,000 photos as a choice, but are they really macro? It all has to do with actual sizes in the correct proportions, not just enlarged photos apparently.

The trouble with macro photos is that I have far too many, not all of them as professional looking as they should be. This fly is OK with all its details, but I have seen better photos where you can almost count his almost 3-6,000 single eyes. I have a macro lens but easier said than done. I just like taking photos, and do not really want to make a life’s work of it, but I soon discovered that taken a macro photo with a macro lens is not so easy. There are no real short cuts with telling your camera to take an automatic photo. I found that it is really a do-it-yourself job setting all the stops, focus and lighting yourself.

Wild Flowers 28.09 (15)

I found that flowers and plants are easier for a macro. They keep still and do not move so much.

Amaryllis 26.02 (2)

The sex life of an amaryllis can be quite interesting according to how close you get.

Amaryllis 19.02 (4)

Even a side view can be inviting.

And now to extend my macro viewing to cooking the evening meal.

RDP Friday: Macro

One Word Photo Challenge: Macro

Pepper Seeds 1709 (5)

When is a macro a macro? Good Question. Is it a macro because you happen to take the photo with a macro lens, or is it a macro because you are as close as possible, trying to avoid getting stung by a wasp or a bee or being careful not to disturb a fly that has just settled for the macro of the year. I played safe with this experiment. It is the seeds of a green pepper, taking with my macro lens. I should use the lens more often, but I am too lazy and when I have a wonderful sharp focus, everything surrounding it is one big blur.

One Word Photo Challenge: Macro