I love the lacy look of these weeds... and of the leaves. The black background helps to bring out the detail as well.
The detail in flowers is amazing... and yet we miss so much of it. Macro photography can show details we would miss otherwise... and I really enjoy using macro.
Here are yarrow flowers... yarrow is an herb that has some pretty little flowers... This picture is more focused in the center and right side.
I saved a copy of this picture by going to file at the top and clicking on "Save a copy". After doing that, I was able to use the same picture to create another picture.
I wanted to go in tighter to see the detail on those little flowers.
Sometimes a picture works well as a macro photo... other times as a regular. It is a good idea to experiment... and you learn so much.
Here are yarrow flowers that are not open all the way yet. I liked the look.
This is the same picture and all I did was to add some shadow to it... now the flowers stand out more.
TIP-Sometimes just a little touch can make a difference.
An echinacea flower that isn't open all of the way has a special look.
I moved to the side a bit and captured the same two flowers, but from a different angle. The picture is more balanced and interesting in the second one although the first one would work also.
TIP: Experiment... have fun... see what appeals to you. You may find a style that is all your own.
The following echinacea isn't open at all.. and yet it has a beauty also. By moving in tighter and doing a macro shot, details emerge like the hairy edges to the leaves and the wonderful pattern of the flower.
TIP Take pictures of weeds... you don't need to wait until you can find "real" flowers. Practice on weeds or herbs or leaves or whatever you find. You may be amazed to find some pictures that you really like.
These are just thistles... weeds.... and yet there is so much detail to capture... both in the opened heads and the buds. This is another picture that could be cropped down in several ways to highlight various details.
This is just an onion top that is going to seed. Nothing special.. until you notice all of the many little parts and see the wonderful beauty in it.
This picture could be enlarged or cropped to show the detail much more.
These yellow flowers are tiny little flowers, so this is enlarged much beyond the original. One flower is in focus more than the other. This is a photo that I could copy and focus in more on the center of the largest flower although the clarity would suffer if it was enlarged much more, so this may be the best size for it. More experimenting is possible.
These columbine are beautiful... and hard to photograph for some reason.
A different type of Columbine... and beautiful also.
Thank you for visiting... I hope you are enjoying your photography and learning a lot. Have you tried macro photography or do you plan to try it? I would love to hear about it in the comments. Have a great week!
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