The Tiniest of Details

I recently purchased a macro lens for close -up photography. While I have been shooting photos of close ups all along, this lens delivers a much better photo. Without boring you with details, zooming in changes the plane of the camera’s sensor and the ratio. With a fixed macro lens, I move closer to the subject without changing what you or I am seeing.

Delicate Details

Delicate Details

Wikipedia explains it well.

“Macro photography … is extreme close-upphotography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size (thoughmacrophotography technically refers to the art of making very large photographs).[2][4]

Soft Landing

Soft Landing

By some definitions, a macro photograph is one in which the size of the subject on the negative or image sensor is life size or greater…

The ratio of the subject size on the film plane (or sensor plane) to the actual subject size is known as the reproduction ratio. Likewise, a macro lens is classically a lens capable of reproduction ratios greater than 1:1…”


Water Droplets II

Water Droplets II



Rather than write about my new favorite lens, I will show you the results!

As always, thank you for supporting my work. If you are in the area, be sure to drop by Robinson Nature Center in Columbia, MD to see my ongoing exhibit “Through my Lens”.





Later this week I will be bringing you more macro photos too!

Mirror Image

Mirror Image

About kathiissermanphotos

I have been taking photos for the last 40 years and sharing them with friends and family. Recently I took the plunge to share them with a wider audience. You can view my photos on Facebook-, my purchase site- or here. I hope you enjoy viewing them, and please let me know what you think.
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12 Responses to The Tiniest of Details

  1. Beth says:

    The variety of beautiful colors in this group of photos is amazing. Delicate Details has a depth to it that draws me in. Thanks, again, for sharing your talent.


  2. Anne says:

    Love the butterfly photograph – I think the beauty of this kind of photography is seeing things you would not otherwise notice – as you say Tiny Details…


  3. Devlyn says:

    These close ups are fabulous. We have macro lenses too and have so much fun playing with them. Have fun playing with your new lens and I look forward to seeing the results.


  4. Marie Foose says:

    I really like these. I like the texture in Delicate Details, and the colors of the butterfly in contrast to the flowers and background in Soft Landing. I think you are going to have lots of fun with this new lens!! Very nice work, Kathi.


  5. RJ says:

    What a difference a lens makes. These are incredible images you’ve captured, Kathi!


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