Photo a Day Challenge

Macro – February 25, 2013

Cactus Macro

I’ve been sick for about 1 week, so I’m making up for some of the images I was not able to post in a timely manner.

Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. 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. However in other uses it refers to a finished photograph of a subject at greater than life size. Definition courtesy of Wikipedia.

Shot February 25, 2005 with the Olympus C750UZ in “Macro” mode. ISO-100, F2.8, 1/40th sec. Focal length is 6mm. The “f” stop of F2.8 is the reason some areas of the image are tack sharp, while other areas are blurry. The original images made with this 5.0 Megapixel camera still amaze me at their quality. The detail and color rendition is spot on.

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