40 Amazing Examples of Macro Photography

By / Jan 20, 2010 / Inspiration

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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About the Author

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

  • http://www.smashingshare.com Smashing Share

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

  • jason weng

    fantastic photo

  • http://www.shariblog.com amit

    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..

  • http://www.francescociabatta.it/ Francesco Ciabatta

    WOW! Fantastic!

  • http://twitter.com/GisMullr Gisele Muller

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

    Great collection!

  • Dan

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

  • http://pelfusion.com PelFusion

    excellent collection…nice work done

  • http://www.jordanwalker.net/index.php Jordan Walker

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

  • http://[email protected] Template Customization

    amazing wallpapers! thanks a lot!

  • http://www.squiders.com Web Design Maidstone

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

  • edgar

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

  • http://www.bococreative.com Joanna

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

  • http://xemanhdep.com Anh dep

    awesome collection, I love macro

  • http://www.egydes.com/blog Husien Adel

    great collection 😀

  • http://twitter.com/11_Lamat Gjuro

    I like detail.

    Great!!!

  • http://veezual.com Veezual

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

    • http://www.happyspork.com/ Ben Anderman

      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).

  • Ashimananda C

    Good work….

  • http://www.smithkennedy.co.uk Witney Accountants

    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!

  • http://draughtyoldfentales.blogspot.com Frugal Dougal

    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!

  • http://ironicmom.com Ironic Mom

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

  • http://www.stevenhastings.com Esteban

    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!

  • vili

    supeeeeeer (sun)

  • Sukriti Mukherjee

    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.

  • Asma

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

  • http://www.gautamsbrahma.blogspot.com Gautam Brahma

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

  • robervi

    Golaço!!!!!!!!

  • marc

    wooooo

  • http://www.hybridlava.com/ Babar

    wow…it is really mesmerizing

  • http://www.bloggs74.com/ Brandon

    mind blowing photos….

  • http://www.design.tomgirling.co.uk Tom Girling

    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!

  • http://inspiredmonster.com Sam

    I like the frog picture. Its awesome.

  • free kid

    absolutely amazing pics gotta upload more of them

  • Flor

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

  • Narayan

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

  • http://rapidcow.com Buzz

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

  • http://www.macro-photography.eu Macro Photography Tips

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

  • mamal irani

    wowwwwwwwwwwww

  • http://www.louisvuittonhouse.com/ vuitton

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

  • Amber

    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?

  • Risto Noronen

    Amazing photos!

    Greetings from frozy Finland.

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

    Best wishes,

    Risto

  • http://__ sana

    fantastic 😀

  • http://www.mawele.smugmug.com Mawele

    Great photography and source of ideas

  • amit mitra

    awesome photography i love these……………

  • Kalx

    Wow…Really Fantastic…