You'll bee happy with the results
By Jeff Cable
December 3, 2007
There is something magical about seeing a close-up, crystal-clear image of nature's details. However, if you want to get a great look at nature, you do not have to travel hours to a national forest or a wildlife preserve; you can look in your own yard!
As we get older and grow farther from the ground, we forget to look down and see the amazing details that are at our feet. Not many people look closely at bugs and plants on a daily basis. This is what makes macro photography so special; you're exposing a world that is not often put in front of people.
Manually focusing the lens allows you to highlight the exact feature of a bug or flower without having the lens search for a good focal point.
A 150mm macro lens is ideal for photographing insects because it keeps you far enough away to photograph them without being right up to their antennae.
Macro photography allows you to see details that are very difficult to see with the human eye. You can freeze insects' wings, capture the character of the creature, and see details in leaves and branches.
All images were captured on Lexar Professional UDMA 300x CompactFlash Memory Cards.