40 Beautiful Macro Photos

Macro photography brings to light a beauty in subjects that can’t be seen with the naked eye. With a good macro lens and a lot of practice, a photographer can create stunning images of insects and flowers, or feature the interesting details of everyday items.

Here are a few links and resources to help improve your macro photography.

Nikon – Macro Photography Tips: Photographing Insects and Other Small Creatures
A few quick macro tips and image examples by one of the top camera equipment manufacturers.

DPS – Macro Photography Tips for Point and Shoot Digital Cameras
Not ready to invest in a DSLR and lens but still want to try to take good macro photos with your point and shoot? Digital Photography School has you covered with this easy to read blog post.

DIY Photography – The Comprehensive Guide to Macro Photography
Gear, technical aspects, how to shoot, and post processing tips makes this a good macro read.

Rob Sheppard – Macro Photography: From Snapshots to Great Shots
This highly recommended book will help you conquer the fundamentals and capture stunning macro pictures.

For those who love that up-close detail, here are 40 beautiful macro photos to lift your day.

Jason Devaun – Requiem
Macro leaf

Christine Cimala
Macro Dandelion

D Sharon Pruitt – Macro Fingerprints
Macro Fingerprints

aotaro – After the rain
Macro Flower Buds

Nick Baumgartner – Leopard Gecko Macro
Macro Gecko

Jason Devaun – Fringe
Macro Petals

Rosan Nepal – macro look of the Green frog
Macro Frog

R Nial Bradshaw – Macro Stamen Flower
Macro Stamen Flower

Becky – macro bass
Becky - macro bass

Евгений Ищенко – Stone. Macro Mondays "Just Texture"
Евгений Ищенко - Stone. Macro Mondays "Just Texture"

Stewart Butterfield – Tired Bee
Stewart Butterfield - Tired Bee

Enrico Strocchi – Macro Tyre
Enrico Strocchi - Macro Tyre

Holley And Chris Melton – Super close up!
Holley And Chris Melton - Super close up!

tdlucas5000 – Rain is done
tdlucas5000 - Rain is done

stanze – Federwasser
stanze - Federwasser

Peter Zuco – Macro water drops
Peter Zuco - Macro water drops

Holley And Chris Melton – Fork macro
Holley And Chris Melton - Fork macro

Omer Unlu – BLUE
Omer Unlu - BLUE

aotaro – Flower macro
aotaro - Flower macro

Steve Johnson – Interconnected
Steve Johnson - Interconnected

Dan Foy – Shifty Reverse Macro
Dan Foy - Shifty Reverse Macro

Martin Cooper – Soldierfly forehead
Martin Cooper - Soldierfly forehead

Anita Ritenour – Dew Drop
Anita Ritenour - Dew Drop

Se Re – Drops on Glass
Se Re - Drops on Glass

Jeff Turner – Straws Macro
Jeff Turner - Straws Macro

tom_harding – Buds Macro
tom_harding - Buds Macro

Kevin Botto – Macro flower
Kevin Botto - Macro flower

Josef Wells
Josef Wells

JB Kilpatrick – Bolt Closeup
JB Kilpatrick - Bolt Closeup

Blondinrikard Fröberg – Vinyl
Blondinrikard Fröberg - Vinyl

dickuhne – needles
dickuhne - needles

Luca Biada – bubbles
Luca Biada - bubbles

Janet Ramsden – Macro
Janet Ramsden - Macro

Uwe Hermann – Posix 1g
Uwe Hermann - Posix 1g

jProgr – La reunión
jProgr - La reunión

~Yann 07~ – Un tourbillon de couleur
~Yann 07~ - Un tourbillon de couleur

Gunilla G – Frukt
Gunilla G - Frukt

Pink Sherbet Photography – Happy Pasta
Pink Sherbet Photography - Happy Pasta

Fe Ilya – Run
Fe Ilya - Run

Kurt:S – ant4
Kurt:S - ant4

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