Congratulations to Nora of https://norasphotos4u.wordpress.com/ for last week’s winning entry of a lovely rose blooming in December https://norasphotos4u.wordpress.com/2016/12/12/macro-moments-week-22-a-rose-in-december/ Please pay Nora a visit to view more of her work.
Shot with a Lensbaby macro, 160/sec, ISO 400
Instructions for participating in the challenge are found at the end of this post.
Qualifying for the Challenge
I still struggle to understand the difference between true macro and close-up photography. Macro photography has a magnification ratio of 1:1, meaning that it is depicted on the digital sensor in it’s actual size. I shot this penny with my macro lens set to 1:1.
Shot with my Olympus M.Zuiko 60mm F2.8 macro lens, 1/125 sec, f11, ISO 200, 60mm
Close up photography means photographing your subject at close range so that the subject fills the frame. Close-up photography is not always true macro photography. This great photo, submitted last week by xingfunmama of https://xingfumama.wordpress.com/ is a close-up, but not true macro. https://xingfumama.wordpress.com/2016/11/30/macro-moment-dewdrops-on-the-web/
If you visit this week’s entries which are listed below, you will see that some, but not all, fit the description of macro or close-up. Both macro and close-up meet the criteria for the Macro Moments Challenge, but a nice photo whose subject(s) do not come close to filling the frame does not.
This is a place to share the beauty of macro photography and learn from each other. Please join in! A new challenge begins each Wednesday, and I announce the winner from the previous week when I post the new challenge. The winner’s photo will be featured on this blog and used as the banner in the announcement for the next week’s challenge, unless I am requested not to use it.
Here’s how the challenge works:
- Choose a favorite macro photo from this week or from your archives.
- Create a new post on your blog entitled “Macro Moments: Week (insert week)“.
- Add the photo to your post and a brief description. I would love to know, as I am sure others would, too, what camera and lens you used and your settings.
- You may submit more than one photo, but submit each in a separate post if you want to be included in the judging.
- Deadline for submitting your entries is 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, Pacific Time.
- Create a * pingback to this post and/or leave a link to your post in the comments section.
- Tag your post Macro Moments so others can find it.
If you’re not sure how to create a pingback, Here are instructions
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