Macro photography

April 27, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

 

 

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.

 

 

wightphotography-macro-1wightphotography-macro-1 The ends of twisted wire showing the shall depth of field when very close to the object.

wightphotography-macro-2wightphotography-macro-2 Last years rose hip.

wightphotography-macro-3-2wightphotography-macro-3-2 Morning dew on the blue bells.

wightphotography-macro-4wightphotography-macro-4 wightphotography-macro-3-4wightphotography-macro-3-4 Common blue bottle fly

wightphotography-macro-3-3wightphotography-macro-3-3 Ladybird in a bamboo cane,

wightphotography-macro-6wightphotography-macro-6 Morning dew.

wightphotography-macro-5wightphotography-macro-5 Unformed goose berry.

wightphotography-macro-7wightphotography-macro-7 No clue as to the type of fly this is.

wightphotography-macro-10wightphotography-macro-10 Middle of an Asiatic Lilly.

wightphotography-macro-9wightphotography-macro-9 Wood louse on a painted brick wall.

wightphotography-macro-8wightphotography-macro-8 A very small skinny spider.

wightphotography-macro-14wightphotography-macro-14 Weevil 

wightphotography-macro-11wightphotography-macro-11 Flys head, this is a huge crop, one of the reasons I use the D800.

wightphotography-macro-12wightphotography-macro-12 Some flower on a bush?

wightphotography-macro-13wightphotography-macro-13 Nettle flowers, never realised they were hairy.

wightphotography-terri-19wightphotography-terri-19 Crane fly

wightphotography-terri-18wightphotography-terri-18

wightphotography-terri-22wightphotography-terri-22 Campion Flower

wightphotography-terri-21wightphotography-terri-21 Bee enjoying the Campion

wightphotography-terri-20wightphotography-terri-20 wightphotography-terri-23wightphotography-terri-23 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.


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