I love getting very close up to take photos, especially photos of objects and nature. It totally changes the feel of the resulting image. I took the following two photos below by getting as close as I could with my Canon 50mm lens .
Pretty cool, but not good enough for me. I wanted to get even closer! The next time I went out to the garden I grabbed the macro filters that I have for my Canon 50mm lens . These nifty filters screw on to the lens and reduce the minimal focusing distance, allowing me to get very very close. (They are also available for Nikon Cameras )
You can practically taste that strawberry!
The flowers seem to take on a life of their own at this perspective. The best part of getting this close is how common things become extra special.
How beautiful are thyme and verbena when seen like this?
Raspberry and tomato flowers are lovely and delicate.
Next time you're out in the garden, grab your camera and get very very close. You might be amazed by what you see.