I love macro photography. I don’t have a macro lens…well I do have a $3 macro lens I put on my iPhone and its quite effective at achieving a certain look if your very careful, but I dream of the day I can get a macro lens. I could spend HOURS in my garden and, well, anywhere really. I think I could conceivably do an entire month of post a day macro shots standing in my yard. This shot was a crop using a normal lens on my DSLR. Cropping will have to do for now.
I found this little guy who looks all innocent until you see the bee that is bigger than he is being…well we won’t speak of it. Just LOOK!!
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Wow! What great pics! Seriously, with only a $3 macro adapter? Why would you need anything else?
Thanks for your comment! This particular photo was taken with a normal DSLR lens and cropped. I might have to update my post to make it clearer 🙂 Thanks for alerting me 😉 I couldn’t get that shot with the $3 adapter. The plane of field is miniscule and I would have to have the lens on top of the spider (which was looking shirty as it was wondering if I was going to steal its find!)
I imagine the spider was a bit concerned. Those are still great pictures!
i love macro!! Could also happily spend hours looking at the world through a macro lens. I also have the cheap iphone adaption 😛 i also need to go buy the real thing. Well done on capturing such detail with just a normal lens!
Thanks for your comment! Macro is definitely something that I could spend hours on 🙂 The cheap lens will have to do us for now. I do have a birthday coming up. Hoping my husband will come to the macro party! 😉
you got yourself some marvellous macro detail of the Crab or Flower spider (Misumena family) Such a clever creature, she can turn striped or bright yellow according to her locale. Pollinators are obvious prey as can be the male if he does not make the right moves.
Wow thanks for the information! I did think it was interesting how deceptively innocent she was looking except for the bee hanging from her mouth. The lavendar is the perfect place for her to live as its constantly humming with bee activity! I kind of want to put her on a banana now to see if she goes yellow! 😉
That is such an interesting shot and found the information from Laura intriging would love to experiment on different backgrounds.
I bet the spider is hoping I never find it again! 😉 I might have to cover the lavendar bush in different colour fabric??