My First Use of a Macro Lens: Late February 2021

If you have looked at more than a few of these posts, you will know that I have a fascination with small objects; tree buds, bark, fruit still on the shrub, wildflowers in all seasons etc.

I guess that it was inevitable that I would want to try out a macro lens and I have rented one for a week.

It is called a macro lens because it provides a “large view” of a small object.  In other words, it makes the micro, macro.

After a morning’s use at High Park, I am hooked although I will have to learn to hold the camera VERY steadily. I don’t know if I will ever graduate to photographing the hair on the leg of a fly but here are my first macro photos:

Siberian Elm (Ulmus pumila)
Black Oak (Quercus velutina)
White Oak (Quercus alba) leaves
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Red Oak (Quercus rubra)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)
Forsythia (Forsythia intermedia)
Horse Chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Winged Euonymus (Euonymus alata)
Dog-strangling Vine (Vincetoxicum rossicum)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Black Cherry (Prunus serotina)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Sassafras (Sassafras albidum)
Alternate-leaved Dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)
Norway Maple (Acer platanoides)
Gray Dogwood (Cornus foemina)

The camera also takes scenic photographs:

I brought along my usual lens for these images:

Some ducks:

Mallard (male)
Wood Ducks
Mallard (male)
Mallard (female)
Mallard (male)
Mallard (female) and American Black Duck
Mallards (male)
Mallard (male)

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Hello Miles, 
I thought you’d appreciate the majesty of this bird’s liftoff. 😊

ABC News on Twitter: “FLY FREE: A condor at the Zion National Park in Springdale, Utah, was released back into nature after being treated for lead poisoning. https://t.co/wy81caTgZh https://t.co/hHPRB6cmLJ” / Twitter

NATURE QUOTES

“Winter changes into stone the water of heaven and the heart of man.”
― Victor Hugo

Miles Hearn

3 thoughts on “My First Use of a Macro Lens: Late February 2021

  1. Lisa Volkov

    WOW! Talk about “up close and personal”! These pictures “blew my mind”. A great addition to your arsenal/repertoire. You’re going to have to hire someone to carry your cameras! Thanks, Miles! And thank you, too, for the marvelous “condo enclosure”. That’s how I’ll feel when COVID is finally behind us!

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  2. Brian

    Holy Macro, Batman! Talk about detail! That orb of a Siberian elm but looks like it’s about to pop like a piece of popcorn, that dark sticky pregnant horse chestnut looks like it’s due anytime and I half expected that winged euonymus branch to fly away!
    Superb shots!

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