Macro photography is a fascinating form of photography where you use specialist ( usually ) lenses that can see the object at a 1:1 (life size) or more ratio, this will give you an amazing insight of how small insects and plants really look like.
The camera that I use is the Nikon D800 with a Nikon 105mm macro lens. although the results are very good some modern bridge cameras with a diopter added will give as good if not better results.
[ Due to advances in sensor technology, today’s small-sensor digital cameras can rival the macro capabilities of a dslr with a “true” macro lens, despite having a lower reproduction ratio, making macro photography more widely accessible at a lower cost. In the digital age, a "true" macro photograph can be more practically defined as a photograph with a vertical subject height of 24 mm or less.] (Wikipedia)
Now to the best part, some images that I have recently taken.
The ends of twisted wire showing the shall depth of field when very close to the object.
Last years rose hip.
Morning dew on the blue bells.
Common blue bottle fly
Ladybird in a bamboo cane,
Unformed goose berry.
No clue as to the type of fly this is.
Middle of an Asiatic Lilly.
Wood louse on a painted brick wall.
A very small skinny spider.
Flys head, this is a huge crop, one of the reasons I use the D800.
Some flower on a bush?
Nettle flowers, never realised they were hairy.
Bee enjoying the Campion
And thats it for now, thank you for looking and if you like these images then please come back as there will be lots of updates as I get better at this type of photography.