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 inches from 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.

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.

There are more than a million species of bugs in the world, and they come in all shapes and sizes and are very distinctive.

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.


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