When buying my macro lens this year and my extension tubes last year, I was aiming to get up close and personal with nature. I took quite a few macro shots during the winter and was surprised by what I got and how much it opened my eyes to the world around me. Now spring has officially started I have headed out again with optimism that with the experience of winter will bring new life to my macro photos of spring.
I really like this shot of leaves beginning to unfurl. I used to always think that there was a conspiracy in nature and overnight all the trees would open their leaves at the same time. This picture disproves that idea.
I was chimping like mad when I saw I got this shot, I have a feeling I will print it quite large. Although you can see detail in the fly the, high res version zoomed in blew my mind. The fly was about 3mm long and was just washing its face on the bud of this plant.
The other thing I like about taking macro photos is that you have to do research on what you photograph. This is sometimes not so easy. I am still not 100 percent sure what these critters are, but I have homed it down to some sort of true bug; not close to naming them at all to be honest.
I did spend about 30 minutes photographing these guys and they were really active in the sun, heading into the shade they were a bit more relaxed and much better subjects.
Let me know in the comments what you think of my first crop of macro shots for spring.
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