My Week of Photos - Macro

For Christmas, my daughter gave me a set of macro lenses that screw into the front of my camera lens. I haven't really used them much yet. So this week, rather than follow daily photo prompts, I used the macro lens each day on different subjects.

 ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/15 sec

ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/15 sec

When using your normal camera lens, there is a minimum focal distance. So to shorten that minimum focal distance, you can either purchase a macro lens or use these screw in lenses. Obviously, the screw in lenses are much less expensive. And since I am not sure how much macro photography I am going to do, these screw in lenses will work for what I want to play with for now.

 ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/40 sec

ISO 1600, f/5.6, 1/40 sec

One thing about using these macro screw in lenses, you have to put your lens on manual focus. So what may look like it is crisp and in focus on a small LCD screen, actually may not be that crisp when you transfer the photo to your computer. Work in progress, right?

 ISO 100, f/5.3, 1/800 sec

ISO 100, f/5.3, 1/800 sec

The big difference between the photo of the rose and this photo of the yellow flower, inside vs. outside. Inside, I had to increase my ISO to get the lighting right, which also affects the shutter speed. But outside, the ISO was at 100 so the shutter was able to react much quicker.

 ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/100 sec

ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/100 sec

Again, this photo was taken outside vs. inside. 

 ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/40 sec

ISO 1600, f/4.0, 1/40 sec

I could have spent the whole week taking macro photos of flowers, but there are so many other things to try this out on. I have spent quite a bit of time sewing lately, so I thought spools of thread might make a good subject. 

 ISO 200, f/3.8, 1/250 sec

ISO 200, f/3.8, 1/250 sec

Back outside. I don't use this clothes line very often, but it sure comes in handy on really hot summer days to dry towels, or to hang my freshly washed pillow to dry.

Have you ever tried macro photography?