I like photographing faces and human bodies in every shape and form, and it is only rarely that I venture outside of that, because nature does not appeal to my creative side in the same way that humans do. And, frankly, I don’t think that I’m very good at presenting nature in an interesting way through my lens. This past week though, I have been photographing nature a lot. I recently joined a group on FB that does weekly photography assignments. It’s a very friendly and laid back group with no drama so far and I’ve rather enjoyed being a member of it. Last week the theme of the week was “macro,” so I decided to go out and find little things in the nature to shoot. I used both my 90mm TS-E and 50mm macro with the Canon EF25 extension tube. Below are my favorites from the week.

A dandelion that has seen better days.

(50mm, ISO 800, f/11, 1/160 sec)

Macro 1

Three ants feasting on a bread crumb.

(50mm, ISO 800,  f/11, 1/320 sec)

Macro 2

Cicada nymph shell.

(90mm, ISO 1000, f/3.5, 1/80 sec)

Macro 3


(90mm, ISO 400, f/4, 1/200 sec)

Macro 4

This last one was in a very inconvenient location. I pretty much had to back into a prickly bush to get a photo of him facing the camera. As a result, the photo is kind of blurry, but I like his face.

4 responses to “Macro

  1. The dandelion is the shot! Love it – just the right amount of in focus and out to give it depth. On the lower right of the image it looks like pink cotton candy. They’re all very well done.

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