Last Monday Robby, who is generally my first commenter every day, asked me to explain what macro photography really means. I’ve got to admit, the question gave me pause. I mean, I know it’s a super close up. But what else? So, being a librarian, I did some research and what I’ve drilled it down to is this: true macro photography means that the image is a small item that is made bigger than life size. Interesting. And a bit of a game changer for me because now, instead of just wandering around looking for things I can shoot with my macro lens, I’m now looking for tiny things to shoot with my macro lens. A small distinction but a disctinction worth noting.
And so, in the spirit of true macro photography:
That flower is about the size of the nail on my pinky finger. Small. And very close up.
Macro Mission Accomplished.