I was excited when I saw the topic this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge was close-up. I love macro/close-up photography! It’s so interesting to see things magnified by the camera lens. Close-up photography allows me to see things I would never notice otherwise. Also, it opens up a world of photography opportunities right at home, no driving required.
Since I already take a lot of flower photos, I decided to challenge myself to take photos of other things. I was shooting some pinecones and this fly landed nearby. I apologize because it’s disgusting. But it’s also interesting. I didn’t know flies were covered in hair. Shiny, iridescent hair. Who knew?
As I was shooting, I discovered one downside to close-up photography in my backyard: it shows how much cat and dog hair is floating around. You can see a piece sticking up out of one of these alder cones.
Using extension tubes made the following tiny cone look huge.
To make up for the disgusting fly and the pet hair, I’m going to go ahead and include another flower photo. 🙂
I took photos of lichen and a couple of other things but they didn’t turn out. I love close-up photography but I still have a lot to learn about it.