Lens- Artists Challenge #130: It’s a Small World

This week’s guest host Ann Gee has challenged us to walk around our yard or home and take close-up or macro shots or choose close-up shots from our archives.

Ann explained the difference between a macro and close-up. A macro is taken with a dedicated macro lens. A close-up is zooming in on a subject. All of my photos are close-ups since I don’t have a dedicated macro lens.

I often take close-ups in my garden. The image at the top of the page and the next two are interesting critters from last year’s garden.

Grasshopper on Zinnia
Green Lynx Spider

I experimented with some new subjects as I walked around my yard this week.

Palm Frond
Holly Berries

Many thanks to guest host Ann Gee at Slow Shutter Speed for this weeks Lens-Artists Photo Challenge # 130: It’s a Small World