Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up

Why close up photography? One of photographers explains, “Taking images close-up is a fun way to rethink items we see every day, or explore something you think you know well, like your backyard.”

When you get a close-up shot, you are able to appreciate the unexpected details and lovely shapes of petals.

“If your pictures aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough.”

~ Robert Capa

These morning raindrops were captured last spring in my backyard:

Every once a while, I get a close-up photo of a horse. Like Mr. B, Ms. W is gentle, patient, and cooperative. I captured her eye with my 60mm macro lens.

Take a look of the beautiful jewels Ann-Christine found in her abandoned flower pot. She reminds us, “You certainly don’t have to buy a macro lens – most cameras are good at close-ups. If you have a smartphone/android/iPhone – you will be surprised how easily you get good results.” Thank you, Ann-Christine for the inspiring challenge theme.

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69 thoughts on “Lens-Artists Photo Challenge #34: Close-Up

  1. Hi Amy, You’ve shot some fantastic close-ups in this series. I really like your monochrome flowers, the jewel-like water droplets on the leaves and your horse’s eye. Close-ups help people to see (paraphrasing Berenice Abbott) .


    • Thank you for your visit, Jane! Compliment from you means a lot to me. Mono close-up like these flower images is kind of new to me. So glad you like it. 🙂 So thoughtful for you for mentioning the name of the photographer.

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  4. When we spent time at our summer cottage in Maine, I always tried to get closeups of butterflies on flowers…very difficult for me at least. To someone like you, closeups don’t seem to be a challenge. Love the droplets of water shot.


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