2015 Challenge, Week 9: MACRO – NATURE

We are back to our Macro theme, and this time will be focusing on nature macros.

“Water Drops” by Sergiu Bacioiu

Insects, water droplets, flowers — the possibilities here are endless.

“You’re The Only One” by Lotus Carroll

This is another subject that can work in both black and white and in color. You can also find lots of subjects no matter what the season in your area.

“Autumn’s Crystals2” by John

As a reminder: Macro photography is a type of close-up photography. Generally it means that the image on the sensor is life-size or greater. If you have a macro lens or a camera with a macro setting, you can use that. If you have a mid-range focal length lens, such as a 50mm, you can make a “poor man’s macro” by flipping it around and holding it against the camera body. Focus is achieved by moving the entire assembly close to the subject. If you are using a smartphone, the camera might have a macro focus option, or you can use something like an Olloclip macro lens. If you don’t have any macro lens options, just go for a close up image, and do what you can. Remember, photochallenge is about learning new stuff and having fun!

“Net-Winged Beetle” by Mika Andrianoelison

If you want to really challenge yourself, try using a water droplet in your image as a lens to show details of what is behind the droplet.

“pussy willow and dandelion” by Steve Wall

The rules are pretty simple:

  • Post one original photograph (Your Image) shot each week per theme posted on this blog to Google+Facebook, or Flickr (or all three). Tag the photo #photochallenge.org or #photochallenge2015.
  • The shot should be a new shot you took for the current weekly theme, not something from your back catalog or someone else’s image.
  • The posted image should be a photograph, not a video.
  • Don’t leave home without your camera. Participating in the 2015 Photo Challenge is fun and easy.

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