Micro Macros

October 2nd, 2014

A lot of times I try to zoom out, or step back from something, to gain perspective. In this case I got in a close as I could. Closer than possible with my eyes. And as usual, the change in perspective was breathtaking.

My yellow Pentax is approaching retirement. So in a panic I picked up a used Lumix GX1 for $150. The camera looks and feels almost exactly like the previous micro four thirds camera I had from 2010-2011, the GF1 (which I loved). But with it I snagged the Olympus 60mm f/2.8 macro lens (which also works well as a telephoto – 120mm equivalent) and subsequently had my mind blown. Take a look at what I’ve found.

I feel compelled to note that all of the critters I found are/were alive an well. No photographing of dead things, for me (yet). What also amazes me is how little I feel like “processing” any of these, or correcting anything other than exposure. That’s mostly due to the fact that simply viewing things on this scale is astounding enough. There’s no need to filter anything here.