Looking through a macro lens allows you to see the details you missed. This chocolate candy takes on a whole new appearance. It was just a chocolate disc covered in tiny candies, a crunchy treat: now, it is an interesting subject that shows depth and character.

The macro lens makes you escape into the world of details.

You may see things you never noticed, like the reflection of something else.

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Being able to get up close to your subject and allow the camera to capture things is the biggest benefit of a macro lens. You not only see the tiny subject, you see the details beyond what your naked eye sees upon its initial glimpse.

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The beauty of the Mourning Cloak Butterfly as it pitches on a branch for a rest is captured. The photographer can see the fine hair blowing in the wind as the shutter clicks each capture. A moment in time is frozen for all to see.

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The yellow powdered pollen becomes a decoration on a honey bee’s hairs.

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The petals of the delicate Lungwort flowers are now the focal point as they have become giants on the screen.

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Macro photography, allow you to play with everyday items in a way that brings you back to exploring and appreciating the simple things around you

You can take the full image as is:

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Or explore each pixel to see what hides within.

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I spend my days looking at the details to see if there are any treasures hidden in plain view.

I become a child as I explore my surroundings and sometimes forget where I am.

I hope you enjoy my macro point of view.

I tend to escape there every day.

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