Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of tiny subjects and creatures, such as insects, where the size of the subject in the photo is larger than the real thing. By using the optical capabilities of the camera, it is possible to produce images that are approximately equal in size to the actual object (1:1, that is, CMOS and the scene are equivalent to the size of the image). The works in this article were all taken with a 100mm macro lens at a maximum magnification of 1.4x at about 3 inchesfrom the subject.
The honeybee, a familiar species. It feeds on nectar and pollen, the former mainly as a source of energy and the latter mainly as protein and other nutrients. The hairs on a honeybee’s body are forked, somewhat like the feathers of birds. These feather-like hairs are one of the important characteristics of bees. These hairs can be used to collect 100,000 grains of pollen.
A bee that has just started workingBees concentrate pollen in the "pollen baskets" on their legs by constantly rubbing and rubbing them with their thighs. These feathery hairs can collect pollen as they rub against the flowers. This bee's pollen frame is now empty as if it has just started its work or finished transporting.
Pollen-covered beeThis is another bee that has been working for a while. The yellow pollen on the fleece is clearly visible.
Stamens are an integral part of the flower, and their function is to undertake the reproduction of the flowering plant. These flowers have stamens protruding from the foremost part of the flower. The globules on the stamens are supposed to be the pollen brought by the bees.
Stamens of Hibiscus syriacus
Stamens of Hibiscus moscheutos LinnHibiscus rosa-Sinensis Linn was a popular ornamental plant in ancient China. We can see the tiny fuzz on the stamens of Hibiscus rosa-Sinensis Linn.
There are more than a million species of bugs in the world, and they come in all shapes and sizes and are very distinctive.
CamouflageThis is a moth (probably Notodontidae) hidden in a yellow dead branch. It blends in with its environment, and even the lines on its body resemble its environment. It is difficult to detect it even under a 1:1.4 magnification.
Grasshopper close-upClose-up of a grasshopper "sunbathing." The typical head, thorax, and abdomen of the visible insect body, with the mouth on the underside. The head has a pair of large compound eyes that provide all-around vision and a couple of thread-like antennae that are sensitive to the senses of touch and smell.
Many items in life consist of details. They are often difficult to observe or spot with the naked eye. The pictures below show details of some familiar things.
Tearing paperThis is an image of a ripped-off account sheet at the crack. It normally looks like a neat split but is not neat when zoomed in. It shows completely random curves.
Vinyl RecordsA vinyl record is a black disc-shaped film made of graphite. It is engraved with a groove pattern to record sound. A phonograph record with a speed of 78 revolutions per minute, a sound groove width of 0.10-0.16 mm, and a sound groove density of 30-50 bars per centimeter. (Please click on the image and then click on the lower right area to enlarge it to see the details.)
LED-backlit LCD Display PrincipleLED backlighting refers to the use of LEDs as the backlight for LCDs. This is an image of an LED-backlit LCD display showing a white part of the number 0. The white RGB number is RGB(255,255,255), which means that all backlight sources are thoroughly excited. So by zooming in, the RGB-LED is clearly visible. We call this sorting the standard RGB arrangement. (Please click on the image and then click on the center area to enlarge it to see the details.)
OLED screen principleThis is the OLED screen on the IPhone. The four sub-pixels are arranged in groups, each in a diamond shape, hence the name diamond arrangement. (Please click on the image and then click on the center area to enlarge it to see the details.)