Thanks to Ann-Christine for this week’s challenge, and for including those of us who don’t have a macro lens. I love close-up shots and have longed for a macro lens, but just haven’t spent the money…yet.
Getting a closer look proves a few things:
1) There’s endless fascination in the world of detail — pattern and form emerge in astonishing places.
2) A change of perspective is eye-opening and stimulates the imagination.
3) You can never exhaust the discovery of something, even something that you think is commonplace and familiar.
Getting close up invites us into a world of enhanced appreciation. There’s so much to enjoy with our vision…even without fancy gadgets.
You are so right – no need for fancy gadgets – and the photos are gorgeous. New worlds and new possibilities… you never run out of ideas. Love that first one especially – and the puzzle – how creative!
Thanks, Ann-Christine. Close-up work helps me practice the depth of field variations and bokeh technique.
True – practice is never wrong.
I like your variety and vintage here (and is that pepper jack cheese in the second section? Mmmm looks good
Actually aged cheddar with truffles – amazing flavor!
Methinks thou dost not need a new lens! These are really terrific
Thanks…putting that wish on the back burner.
Incredibly beautiful close up images!
These are all really nice, I think the first one and then the ladybug are my favorites.
I am always enthralled by frost patterns – so intricate and diverse. And a ladybug is the ambassador to a microworld. Thanks for commenting!
Excellent close-ups, Scilla! I sometimes regret not having a real macro lens but, as you’ve so clearly shown, it isn’t always necessary.
I’m a make-do rather than buy kind of person, so I’m glad this works. Thanks!