The photo to the right is one that I took of a Monarch butterfly in the outside garden at The Butterfly House. The details in the wings really come to life when you see a photo shot up close. I love the way the white dots outline the wings of this wonderful creature.
In the past week, I have been paying particular attention to writers on Squidoo who have lenses on close up photography. There are some very talented photographers who write for Squidoo. Here are several of the lenses that I thought you would enjoy.
- On this page amateur photographer takkhis shares with us some of his tips for insect photography Insect Photography. He has some good basic tips that he has learned through experimenting with insect photography.
- I have learned a lot from the pages of photographer Steve Kaye. In this lens he gives us hints on photographing birds up close. Pay particular attention to the eyes of the birds in these photos. They are truly fascinating. Birds Up Close Steve is also the Nature Photography Contributor on Squidoo.
- In this lens Rob3 shares with you the joy of close up flower photography. Macro Photography Flowers
Flowers are always a great subject for a photo. I don't think I ever really looked at a flower up close till I started to take close up photos of flowers. They are really amazing. Here is a close up I took of a Cone Flower in my back yard. I love the way when you get up close you notice each petal of the flower.
Have you noticed how photos in Squidoo lenses really help to make your lens more interesting. Remember the phrase "a picture is worth a 1000 words", I think that phrase is particularly true in articles on the internet. Everyone wants to get the message quickly and a good photo can convey that message. On this page Photos Tell Stories I give you some hints on adding photos to lenses. You will note in the article I have a photo of a fruit bowl that was taken up close. When you need to convey details clear, up close photos can really enhance your articles.
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