Top 1000 Macro Pictures

Night-blooming cereus before a bloom

I made [this] (http://i.imgur.com/aizIODI.jpg) years ago before I knew about the pringle diffuser, it’s just a kitchen roll, some paperclips to hold it’s shape, and some tape – makes for some [interesting catchlights] (http://i.imgur.com/mtnhZrh.jpg). It [slides onto the flash] (http://i.imgur.com/NfKTG40.jpg), and along with [the

antique-cash-register

Not sure. There are a whole bunch of “SFW Porn” subreddits that I don’t follow; I bet one of them would be more suited. It is a nice enough image, but it’s definitely not macro — it’s just a tightly framed shot, probably somewhere

Garter snake!

Well thanks. Yeah it was pretty much harmless – being bit by it felt like getting poked with a little bit of beard stubble. I used a zoom lens at 135mm and it focuses at about a foot or something, then I cropped it

Beetle on a Sunflower

This beetle likes to eat my Lavender flowers. Now it’s in the neighbors yard 😀 Tech Specs: Canon 70D (F16, 1/250, ISO 100) + a Canon MP-E 65mm macro lens (2x) + a diffused MT-24EX (both flash heads on Kaiser adjustable flash shoes). This

Spider web and dew drops from this morning.

Most certainly! I totally forgot about that bit, sorry that you had to ask. **EXIF** * Nikon D800 * Micro-Nikkor 55/2.8 Ai-S * ISO 1600 | 1/160 sec | f/11 + 68mm Extension tubes. Edited and cropped down to about APS size via Lightroom

HDD Head

This is completely insane. I feel like a complete boob for taking something as phenomenal as this for granted. Man, once in a while a photograph like this will inspire me to want to learn EVERYTHING with NO exceptions. BRB, have some books to

Damselfly

Is that an [ocellus](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_eyes_in_arthropods#Dorsal_ocelli)- the “third eye” looking thing? This subreddit has me looking up all kinds of stuff I never would have otherwise!

Hornet head (86 shot stack)

[It’s a simple eye, or ocellus.](http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simple_eye_in_invertebrates) The wasp family typically has three of these ocelli on the top of their heads. Here’s what you probably want to know: >One common theory of ocellar function in flying insects holds that they are used to assist

The evolution of a SIM Card!

As technology advances electronics get smaller. They find better and more efficient ways to embed circuitry, find ways to require less. Its the same way hard drives have gone from being the size of rooms down to the size of a Micro-SD. They’ve even

Walking stick portrait

Funny part of this is that I found a whole group of them in this one bush! At least 6 that I could find. [There were so many that as I was taking a picture of one, another crawled on my diffusion!](http://imgur.com/XxvHPoz) [Here’s another

my snowflake attempt

Yeah, probably the best thing is to add light (which I know is really difficult outdoors without speedlights) so that you can get at least 1/60s at f/11 or smaller because a tripod makes it really difficult to focus and get the right angle…

Closeup of a slightly dusty moth

I thought I remembered that this was a common misconception and googled it a bit. Here’s what I found: [There’s no scientific evidence that moths “need” those scales to fly, but – nevertheless – you should be careful in handling the wings since they

Cicada Face

The compound eyes allow less light in, which makes them perceive the world as darker than it is. These simple eyes allow a precise measurement of light even when it’s nearing the end of a sunset or first light in the morning. On top

Lake Tahoe sand

To have naturally occurring sand, you first have to have tidal activity along your shore. Lake Tahoe is not large enough to generate tides necessary to create fine grain sand. That is why the 99% of it’s shore that isn’t commercially developed (artificial beached)