Macro Photography - Tis the season

Tis the season. The season that we all dread. The air is getting colder and the bugs are all trying to move indoors.  This is a great opportunity.

We all have had stink bugs try to get in. Last weekend, I had an army on my windows trying to get in. Ever see one up close?

Meet my leetle friend....

Among my other interests, I get a real kick out of macro photography. Macro photography is basically the art of getting up real close and personal.  You would be amazed at what the world looks like when you get real close.

 A dandelion up close.

A dandelion up close.

Macro is a fascinating study.  I will be expounding on the ways and how to's as we go along. I will be revealing my equipment I use. I will tell of how to get even closer.

The above droplet shot is a lot of fun to produce. I will do a tutorial on this technique. It is easy.

 One of my favorite shots.

One of my favorite shots.

The above mushroom is one of my favorite shots. Yes, a mushroom, in my flower bed. It really is a whole different world at that level.

 Any idea what this is??

Any idea what this is??

The above shot is an extreme close up shot of a sea shell. Cool, huh?

 Let's cuddle.

Let's cuddle.

This guy was lurking in my wife's laundry room. With his legs out, he was almost half dollar size. Huge. Cute too. She put a bowl over him, shouted for me, and I caught him and took a number of photos of him. Up close.

Keep something in mind, the world we live in is really a fascinating place when studied at the macro level. Keep the camera at the ready. Any cool bug will look even better close up.

Have fun.