40 Amazing Examples of Macro Photography

By / Jan 20, 2010 / Inspiration
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Macro photography, simply put, is close-up photography. This usually requires a special lens that is optimized to focus sharply on a small area. What I love about macro photography is that it allows us see an entirely different world that is filled with an abundance of detail that usually goes unnoticed by the naked eye.

Here is a collection of 40 truly amazing macro photographs from various photographers. To see larger versions of the photographs and to learn more about both the photograph and photographer, be sure to click on the images.

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Henry Jones is a web developer, designer, and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience. He is the founder of WDL and ThemeTrust.

45 Comments

  1. Smashing Share
    January 20, 2010

    Very nice photographs. I like to do photography but don’t know much about it :)

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  2. jason weng
    January 20, 2010

    fantastic photo

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  3. amit
    January 20, 2010

    inspiring macro photography..the 1st images is very interesting..loved the contrast in few of the pics also the 1st black & white picture is a vry good capture..the advantage of the macro lens is it can be used as a normal or telephoto lens out to infinity..

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  4. Francesco Ciabatta
    January 20, 2010

    WOW! Fantastic!

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  5. Gisele Muller
    January 20, 2010

    Wow… I really love macro photography and the way they can capture things in a totally different way.

    Great collection!

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  6. Dan
    January 20, 2010

    I’m loving the spring with water beads, its brilliant seeing the clock-faces lensed in the water

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  7. PelFusion
    January 20, 2010

    excellent collection…nice work done

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  8. Jordan Walker
    January 20, 2010

    I wonder what type of camera is capable of taking such minuteness?

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  9. Template Customization
    January 20, 2010

    amazing wallpapers! thanks a lot!

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  10. Web Design Maidstone
    January 20, 2010

    My word, the world of the small really inspires… mad!

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  11. edgar
    January 20, 2010

    i like the one with water drops reflecting the clock… nice article.

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  12. Joanna
    January 20, 2010

    I just bought a Nicon 5000 and I’m re-descovering photography as a form of art – these are all very inspiring.

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  13. Anh dep
    January 22, 2010

    awesome collection, I love macro

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  14. Husien Adel
    January 22, 2010

    great collection :D

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  15. Gjuro
    January 23, 2010

    I like detail.

    Great!!!

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  16. Veezual
    January 24, 2010

    So nice! I would like to take photos like these. I think they use very high-tech cameras.

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    • Ben Anderman
      February 7, 2010

      I took the snow flake one. My camera is fairly expensive, but you don’t need to spend all that much to do macro. I started with a $300 used compact camera, and eventually upgraded to an SLR (which can be as low as $300 now I think). I have a good macro lens which I bought for $300 used, and I got a whole lot closer by putting a dipter on the end of it. However, you can get the same magnification with a reversed 28mm lens which would be much cheaper (but not as flexible, and nowhere near as convenient).

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  17. Ashimananda C
    January 27, 2010

    Good work….

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  18. Witney Accountants
    January 28, 2010

    Did I just see aliens? I love micro-photography and have been indulging in the art form for the last few years! I love your artwork. Thanks for showcasing them!

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  19. Frugal Dougal
    February 7, 2010

    Great photos! It took me 10 minutes to switch on my new camera today and everything turned out blurred, but I recognise great art wehen I see it!

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  20. Ironic Mom
    February 16, 2010

    Incredible. Reminds me of what I’ve known for a while: good photographers have a different way of seeing the world. Like poets.

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  21. Esteban
    February 17, 2010

    Brilliant work!
    I have been a great fan of macro-photo for a while now and do most of my own shots in the same manner with stellar results even with a relatively inexpensive Nikon point and shoot.
    However, your work is extraordinary!
    I would like to know more about your camera and lens choices…lighting is especially well done…bless on with ya! keep clicking!

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  22. vili
    February 17, 2010

    supeeeeeer (sun)

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  23. Sukriti Mukherjee
    February 17, 2010

    Thanks to god that devoted people like you still lives in the world to show us beauty at atomic level helping us to breath a terror free air.

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  24. Asma
    March 3, 2010

    some breath takin photography!!!
    lub it…<3

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  25. Gautam Brahma
    March 4, 2010

    superb photos, m totaly amazed..simply WoW!!
    too good.. :-)

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  26. robervi
    March 5, 2010

    Gola├žo!!!!!!!!

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  27. marc
    March 9, 2010

    wooooo

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  28. Babar
    March 17, 2010

    wow…it is really mesmerizing

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  29. Brandon
    March 17, 2010

    mind blowing photos….

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  30. Tom Girling
    March 26, 2010

    I do some macro photography myself – there are times when I think that I’ve taken some pretty good images….this just blows mine completely out of the water – thats some amazing photography!

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  31. Sam
    April 1, 2010

    I like the frog picture. Its awesome.

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  32. free kid
    April 4, 2010

    absolutely amazing pics gotta upload more of them

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  33. Flor
    April 12, 2010

    Oh my God, how beautiful is the MACRO-world. Lovely *-*

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  34. Narayan
    April 29, 2010

    Excellent pictures. Would love to learn more about macro photography. I currently do landscapes / nature. Can you please help me learn?

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  35. Buzz
    July 2, 2010

    superb photos, m totaly amazed..simply WoW!!
    too good.. :-)

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  36. Macro Photography Tips
    July 29, 2010

    Hi, nice pictures, I made guide to macro photography about how to do macro pictures of plants

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  37. mamal irani
    August 10, 2010

    wowwwwwwwwwwww

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  38. vuitton
    August 10, 2010

    I made guide to macro photography about how to do macro pictures of plants! i do love this blog useful

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  39. Amber
    August 20, 2010

    Hi, love the photos! At the moment I have a pretty standard camera and lenses, can u give me some pointers on what lense to use and what settings? my camera is a canon 550D EOS SLR
    can u help me out?

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  40. Risto Noronen
    January 5, 2011

    Amazing photos!

    Greetings from frozy Finland.

    Best wishes for the New year. Hope you best luck when hunting more wonderful photos!

    Best wishes,

    Risto

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  41. sana
    April 28, 2011

    fantastic :D

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  42. Mawele
    May 24, 2011

    Great photography and source of ideas

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  43. amit mitra
    October 1, 2011

    awesome photography i love these……………

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  44. Kalx
    May 23, 2012

    Wow…Really Fantastic…

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