I’m guilty of not always appreciating the beauty around me. And I don’t mean the big stuff like mountains or the beach… I mean the unseen world that goes on outside our normal realm of view, like the featured image above. Just look at that! Who knew dragonflies are so cool looking up close? Especially this one, which seems to be waving at us! This image shows that if you take the time and put forth some effort, you can create a stunner of a photo with a subject that might otherwise go unnoticed, even if you’re a beginner macro photographer.
Let’s have a look at even more incredible examples of macro photos that are totally out of this world.
Just like any portrait, in a macro shot of an insect like the one above, the eyes have it. You have an incredibly small depth of field when working so up close, so you have to be selective in terms of what’s in focus. One look at this image and you can see just how shallow that depth of field really is. By focusing on the eyes, you give the viewer something to zero in on. Just like in a portrait of a person, having the eyes nice and sharp helps the viewer connect with the subject.