Saturday, April 14, 2012

Macro Photography

Macro photography is about close ups. I love this type of photography because it captures glimpses of a world most people miss.

Lichen on a picnic table

A dwarf pigface about to bloom

Moss in a neglected flower pot
Edit: A few people have been asking in the comments whether or not I took these photos. Yes, I did. Photography is another love of mine.

Is there a style of photography you like best?


Note: For the month of April during the A-Z Challenge I am pausing from my usual blogging theme of writing and social media tips. Instead I hope to share with you my photography. Much of it is inspired by the fabulous and helpful site, The Bookshelf Muse. Please check it out and enjoy.

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51 comments:

  1. I like about everything, but I'd say my favorite is landscapes.

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  2. Another great day!

    Great shots, Lynda!

    Lichen on a picnic table - now that probably is something must people don't pay attention to.


    I took a photography course for two years; part of my assignment was to take photos using sun light. I learned a great deal from the course and saw things that I'd never paid attention to before. I haven't done much with the camera since the course -however it I ever went back to it, I think light would be the spectrum that I would work with!

    Enjoy the weekend! Like that word - Macro!


    http://bettyalark.blogspot.com/

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  3. Those are lovely photos! Black and white has special place in my heart.

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  4. Did you take those? They are awesome. I like the bottom one best.

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    1. Yes, I did take those pics. All the photos you see on my blog were taken by me (unless I state otherwise).

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  5. Those are great shots. I don't know that I've ever done much close photography because my camera's not sophisticated enough.

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  6. I love so many different kinds of photos. Close ups remind me of the fairy world - yours are gorgeous!

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  7. I like Macro, too. Especially if you capture one pic after another. I love to do this with Sir Poops and Hair Ball. You never know what expression you're going to get.

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  8. It's amazing how close you can get to things. Yes, I want to know too, did you take those? If yes, wow, you're amazing. Have a great weekend!

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  9. Amazing! I'm a hopeless photographer so all I can do is gaze at your pictures, mouth open. Keep going back to pigface - what a lovely name.

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    1. The pigface is also the flower you see in my header.

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  10. My daughter loves microphotography. She loves taking pictures of individual flowers.

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  11. I love close ups where you see every tiny detail. Makes you see just how much we miss if we don't look around.

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  12. I love wide vistas and scenery...not sure what such photography is called though!

    Look forward to the rest of your challenge run…can’t believe we’ve had 14 days already.Hope you’re enjoying the challenge so far!
    --Damyanti, Co-host A to Z Challenge April 2012

    Twitter: @AprilA2Z
    #atozchallenge

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  13. I love taking pictures and I do try close ups at times - sometimes even successfully!

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  14. for some reason I've always loved moss and I could just look at it for hours. It's a very tranquil plant and very soothing.

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    1. We don't get a lot of moss in Australia. I remember when I travelled to England for the first time. I couldn't believe how much moss grew everywhere. It was awesome.

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  15. Gorgeous photos as usual. Love the details of the macro shots--just fascinating. I like all types of photography.

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  16. I love macro, too. I love glimpsing into tiny little worlds & imagining all that happens there. Stunning photos, Lynda!

    BTW - for the A to Z today, I'm doing "M is for Mentor" & you have a mention.

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    1. Oh, Nancy! And just when I was starting to toy with the idea of changing my theme...
      Hug

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  17. I enjoyed your photos. I like close ups too, it's amazing what you can see and find. The finer details are important as well.

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  18. Those are some great photos. I do like these kinds of close ups, especially when you can fill the frame with color from a brilliant flower or bird wing.

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  19. Those are wonderful photos. I'm a big fan of Cindy Sherman's photography. She's like a story teller with her images.

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    1. Being able to take photos that tell stories is a special skill. One that I admire.

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  20. Awesome photos...I love the dwarf pigface; what a name for a flower but luckily it is gorgeous!

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  21. Lynda, those are beautiful pictures. You're truly talented. Wow!

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  22. I like taking photos too. Yours are very nice.

    Teresa

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  23. Love these photos Lynda. I'm mad keen. If I had enough time I'd make my own photo library online. I've thought of doing a series of 'footprints' as following footprints in the sand is one of my quirks. Close ups of footprints in dryish sand can look like the Sahara Desert.

    I missed your L post. I was travelling. I'll go read it now as libraries are another fetish of mine. I work in one and am going to set a mystery in one...

    Denise

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  24. Hi...I'm hopping over from the A to Z challenge...lovely blog...good luck with the challenge!

    Donna L Martin
    www.donasdays.blogspot.com

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  25. Lichens are way cool in my book. Thanks for sharing your photos

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  26. trekking your blog!!! great photos.. i also love beautiful scenery as subject.

    cheers!
    ..TREK..

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  27. Great photos you have there. i like images where little details about a person or object is captured from an honest perspective, yet also a positive light. Hope that makes sense!

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  28. Knock my socks off. I, too, love the macro shots. All of those images are pure magic. I am truly impressed.

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  29. These are beautiful. I did a photography class in college and took some close up shots of flowers and gates in Glasgow's Botanic Gardens. They were nowhere near as good as these though!

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  30. Delicious and sweet flowers, I love these macros.

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  31. That Lichen photo is awesome. Great photos, in general!

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  32. What gorgeous and fascinating photos, Lynda! Close ups will be the subject of my 'Z' post...but, I am certainly not as good a photographer as you, and probably don't have a professional camera as I'm sure you do. Great job!

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  33. Amazing closeup photos. Wonderful to look at and fascinating info!

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  34. Love these pics. The last is like looking at a woodland in miniature. Amazing the things we miss simply because we overlook them on the basis of their size.

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  35. Oh it stunning! Stopping over from A-Z Challenge.

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  36. The photos are wonderful! I love taking pictures too.

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  37. Beautiful, Lynda! You have gift. :)

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  38. Ditto what everyone else said. The photos are beautiful.

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  39. Love the lichen shot. You're so talented!

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  40. So pretty!! I love macro, but haven't had a whole lot of success with it myself. I'm so tempted to buy a better lens (I have the cheapest, crappiest one ever) for some better shots, but I'd have to have money to do that!

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  41. I love taking close up shots of the flowers in our garden. I use them for my computer wallpaper. Better than the pre-prepared ones.
    A to Z of Nostalgia

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  42. i love your reasoning behind your love of macro! sooooo true!

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  43. Great shots, Lynda! I love me some macro. It might be my favorite type of photography (other than pictures of my son, that is). I bought myself a semi-expensive macro lens about a year and a half ago, and haven't regretted it for a moment.

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  44. I love the last two photos! I like macro, and seeing small details, but I also enjoy massive landsccapes and the bigger picture, even if it's overwhelming sometimes.

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