3.03.2007

6 comments:

Paula said...

Really, you are doing an amazing job with the macro photography. I'm impressed.

SusansPlace said...

At the risk of sound extremely uneducated, what is macro photography? :-) It's not just using your zoom lens, is it?

Susan

LauraLiz said...

What a fun shot! I like the colors and the perspective on something we don't usually look at too closely!

Susan, my camera has a "macro mode," which my ds so graciously explained to me (I'd never heard of it before). It's a setting which somehow allows you to get very, very close to a subject and have it remain in focus. That is my very uneducated explanation, and it could very well be technically wrong, but it is the mode that allows me to take close, close shots. It's the one setting I've learned really well on my camera.

Ampersand said...

hey Susan, I only know macro as close-up photography, so just to be sure I went to wikipedia:

Macro photography refers to close-up photography; the classical definition that the image projected on the "film plane" (i.e film or a digital sensor) is the same size as the subject. On 35 mm film (for example), the lens must have the ability to focus on an area at least as small as 24×36 mm, as this is the size of the image on the film. This is known as "life-size magnification" or simply 1:1.

In recent years, the term macro has been used in marketing material to mean being able to focus on a subject close enough so that when a regular 4×6 inch (102×152 mm) print is made, the image is life-size or larger. This requires a magnification ratio of only approximately 1:4, more easily attainable by lens makers.

Sandie said...

I love the colors and shapes! This one is really cool! Very graphic in design.

Carol said...

I love this macro stuff. My camera lens doesn't lend to do this. So, my dh and I are thinking of getting one in time for the spring blooms. :) Thanks for the inspiration!