Archive for the ‘Macro’ Category


May 10, 2008

Pipes, originally uploaded by Life in Nanning.

Daisy Days

April 27, 2008

Bliss, originally uploaded by Dave Ward Photography.


April 23, 2008

water droplets in the shower – o.k. bokeh, by petervanallen.

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Hand in Hand

April 10, 2008

Untitled, originally uploaded by ucumari.

I knew chimpanzees were genetically very closely related to humans but examining their hands makes you realise just how close.  Check the fingernails and the skin around the joints.

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March 10, 2008


Watchmaker by Shawn Shawhan.

Larger here.  Nice colours, shapes and shadows.


March 9, 2008


Monster by Peter Garvanović.

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Peter seems to specialise in macro shots of insects – see his online portfolio here.

Kiwi Fruit

January 28, 2008

Kiwi au Naturel, originally uploaded by naughton321.

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I spent a few days messing about with a lightbox a couple of years ago. It was great fun – laying stuff out and seeing what I could make out of it. Kiwis, I thought, were particularly interesting.

I also had success with tomatoes – see here for a tomato shot.

Magical Mushrooms

January 28, 2008

MUSHROOMS=:), originally uploaded by DiAichner3.

Love this shot – delicate, crisp, exquisite light…

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Red Trillium

January 19, 2008

To a so kind flower! / À une si gentille fleur!, originally uploaded by denis collette.

Nice macro shot – well composed.

Wiki has this on the Red Trillium:

The Wake-robin, also known as the red trillium, purple trillium, Beth root or Stinking Benjamin, Trillium erectum, is a spring-flowering perennial plant native to the east and north-eastern areas of North America. The flowers are a deep red colour, and the plant takes its name Wake-robin by analogy with the Robin, which has a red breast that heralds spring.

This plant grows to about 40 cm in height with a spread of 30 cm and can tolerate extreme cold in winter, surviving temperatures down to -35 C. The flowers have the smell of rotting meat, as they are pollinated by flies. The leaves contain calcium oxalate crystals and crystal raphides, and should not be consumed by humans.

Not the ideal gift for someone you love then.


December 13, 2007

Water drop, originally uploaded by digikuva.

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