Sunshine’s Macro Monday #18


On days when I cannot get out on the trails for a hike, it is fun to go through some of my older pics and compare them to what I am doing today.  Sometimes, I am surprised that I got an occasional decent shot.  Often, I am humbled by what I thought was a “good” shot.

My entry for this week is a green bottle fly shot back in 2015, when I first starting playing with macro photography.  Yes, for me photography is enjoyed way too much to consider it work.

Big Brown Eyes
Ogden Gardens


What is macro photography?  Basically, macro photography is capturing small subjects with larger than life results. A true macro shot could be anything magnified at a ratio of 1:1 or higher.  For the purpose of this challenge, we will not be strict with the 1:1 rule.  I am more interested in people having fun looking for the details, whether it is true macro or close-up photography.  A macro lens is not a must.  Great results can be obtained with whatever zoom lens and camera is on hand.

Everyone is welcome to join in with one or more macro or close-up shots each week.  Create a pingback or add a link in the comment section below. Even though this is a Macro Monday Challenge, feel free to post your macro shots any time through the week.

©Irene Tron. All rights reserved. All photos are my own.

52 thoughts on “Sunshine’s Macro Monday #18

  1. It takes a macro to really show their brown eyes – so different from ours. I’ve been amazed by looking at bees’ eyes recently. My sweetheart had an African blue basil this year that has attracted lots of big ones.

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