Many shots taken and called macro are not true macro ( which to be acurate is a magnification of at least 1:1). However, I feel close ups are part of the “macro” world myself, as many butterflies, damselflies etc have to be taken at less than 1:1 to get them in the shot, even with a macro lens. In truth they should be called closeups. Gordon Zammit has supplied me with some beautiful shots of a dragonfly, taken on a lens I’ve not used for close up work – the Canon 100-400mm mark II on a Canon 7d mk II camera. These shots of a dragonfly, show how this lens can be used to capture excellent closeup images.
On the first two shots Gordon just used natural light on them.
To counter the effects of the harsh midday sun – Gordon then engaged the help of the cameras pop up flash.
These final two are the pick of the six for me – getting in nice and close on the impressive dragonfly.
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