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25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots - Smashing Magazine

25 Beautiful Macro Photography Shots - Smashing Magazine
Advertisement Macro photography is the art of taking close-up pictures that reveal details which can’t be seen with the naked eye. For example, while we can see the fly on the wall, our eyes aren’t equipped to make out the fine details of the hairs on it’s face. This is where macro photography comes in. It gives us a glimpse into the world of the very small, which goes largely unnoticed by us as we hurriedly shuffle through our day. In this edition of our Monday Inspiration series we present 25 beautiful examples of macro photography. You may also be interested in the following related posts: 25 Beautiful Examples Of Macro Photography Eye of a Tokay Gecko“A close-up shot of a Tokay Gecko. La force et la passion“She felt her strength and passion back by 1 small drop of water.”. High-Tech Jumper“Jumping spider on a DVD reading my data! Bubble Magic“Close-up of a wet leaf … taken with a Canon Powershot A610 :)” The photo is taken by Sophie. Frog’s eyePhotos are taken by Justin Dotson. Resources

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