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Hello, lovely people! So glad to have you stop by! This is a repost of the original feature since I deleted it by mistake. The staff couldn't help me with restoring it so this is me recreating it from memory and not everything will be the same, but all the artworks are here.

For this feature I had the help of Yuukon, MarcosRodriguez and JustACapharnaum who are all passionate supporters of and contributors to the photography community.


Technically a Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. For example, if we take a macro of an object which is 35 mm long, it will cover the whole frame, no matter what size the reproduction, if we are shooting with a Full Frame camera. Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects whose life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I prefer to call those pictures Close-up photographs.
Technical aspects aside, Macro photography for me is the way we can show to the world the tiny treasures that surround us and that we often do not pay attention to.
MarcosRodriguez

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Is There Something On My Face by Wildlifecloseup
Sporen by dreieinhalb
Genesis by endprocess83Duo by ericdufour-Photograp
Spanish Eyes - Catocala Fraxini moth by bordafragile by Ingelore
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DSC 3365 copy by ErickLopezFotoM4453 - November daisy. by Lothringen:thumb714681709:
Eggs_ by WanderingMogwaimy birth by lindahabibaWater Drop and Green by KingFamineAutumn walk by strelicjaMacro #6 by ShininGeckoSweet Jelly Eyes - spider portrait by bordaLittle cute bug by petrwolf:thumb713913666:A drop of sunshine by MEP4PhotographySpeckled Bush-Cricket by snomanda:thumb714416796:Southern yellowjacket on rust. by nolra
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blue by secret-mirrorSpring found its way to us by Hazel-Photography
W e i g h t l e s s by GrotesqueDarling13Drop on Dianthus by KingFamineBroken But Home by Yuukoncloudy skies by KittenKayleighHello there. by WildePhotography1994Ink and Water.. by DanielSanchoWallpaper 14 by MCN22Lightbulb by rwetzelMacro by GlaucoMeneghelliMorning Dew by LidiaRossanaSpider in the light. by OshimaruKung7285Austere by Phenix59
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fly by MarcosRodriguez  singularity by MarcosRodriguez  mother by MarcosRodriguez

To me, macro photography is an important side of photography. During the analog times, it was something that took a lot of gear, time and even courage to get things right, thankfully, in our digital time, macro photography has become a lot more accessible to everybody. Macro photography is a true representation, also known as 1:1 scale, of a subject. Macro photographs often shows details you cannot see with the naked eye, which is what makes it so intriguing to me. There are so many things in our daily life that we pass by without giving it another thought, yet those things can be so insanely beautiful if you just know how to look at it. That's what macro photography is to me. A different, beautiful way to look at things.
Yuukon
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Small Steps by IndigoSummerr
Ladybug in the rain by albatros1
  If I Could DD - Macro









snowflake by strcplp3
Droplet 6 by lueap


Three-in-one by ChaoticMind75


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Shades of Silver by Bimmi1111
Life in Pink is Fantastic by SheilaMB-Photography


L'Oubli by Yuukon Goodbye To Love by Yuukon  Rakastettu by Yuukon


-> What is macro photography?
Macro photography is a photography speciality. Technically speaking, true macro requires a 1:1 ratio or higher, meaning a life-size depiction of a subject on the camera’s digital sensor (or film). So if, for instance, you are photographing a subject that is 5mm long, this subject shall appear as the same size or greater on your camera's sensor (or film). If it appears smaller than the subject, then it is a close-up photography. That's for the strict definition of macro.
More generally speaking, macro is about capturing details not visible to the naked eye.
Everything and anything is macro material: objects, fabrics, animals, insects, liquids, people, as long as the photos are magnified enough to see the intricate details.

-> Why are people passionate about it?
I can't talk for the others, but from my personal experience, I love macro because it is to me a form of contemplation of my surroundings. Without macro existing, we wouldn't know how beautiful snowflakes can be, how just a leaf or fabrics can be so detailed with their intricate patterns, how an eye can be so mesmerizing, how liquids can come to life or how insects have such complex shapes! Macro photography is used for science, but not only: it is used for art too: to display the gorgeousness and the complexity of our environment.
JustaCapharnaum

Why I love macro photographyIn case you haven’t noticed it yet, I may have an interest in macrophotography :paranoid:
First of all, here is a definition, by MarcosRodriguez of macro photography: "A Macro photograph shows a subject that is life size compared to the size of the negative of a SLR or sensor in a Full Frame DSLR, that's a 1:1 reproduction ratio aspect. […] Often a ratio aspect of 1:2 is also considered Macro, although that ratio shows subjects which life size is half of the size compared to the negative or sensor, I prefer to call those pictures Close-up photographies." (quote from here)
But why do I love it so much? In order to answer that question, I asked for the help of some other macro lovers:

Because it makes you discover a wh
  The Macro Photography Pandora's BoxCommunity Week
In this article, you will find all kinds of articles about Macro photography both from DA, and other websites.
I had the honor to work with some amazing people for this article. So a HUGE thank you to these contributors! These people are: VBmonkey26, dack99, relhom, Lothringen, MarcosRodriguez, endprocess83, Azph, class-pessimist, LiaCam, OliviaMichalski, lindahabiba, Kisarisary & DragonflyAndromeda!  


Macro photography in general 
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Macro Droplets
Getting started with Macro
20 top camera accessories for macro photography
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  Macro photographyGallery Descriptions and Miscats Month
Hello everyone! 
I am JustACapharnaum, the current Macro and Abstract & Surreal photography CV :D
In this article, I will decipher some common misconceptions about Macro photography and its DA subcategories. Hopefully, this will help you have a better understanding of what macro photography is and its subtleties!
What is macro photography?
Macro photography is a photography speciality. Technically speaking, macro photography isn't a magnification but a true representation. I found a quote a couple of years ago that defines macro photography that I am particularly fond of for its clarity:


Psychedelic by JustACapharnaum  Multicolore by JustACapharnaum  Time has come to deviate by JustACapharnaum




Staring at you by SheilaMB-Photography First Honeybee 2018 by WanderingMogwai
184 - Honey Bee II by ElyneNoir
Promise by Lilyas Angel in a water drop by Angie-AgnieszkaB
Untitled by SilentHysteri

Tiny water droplet with prism effect by bertnijholt
 Genesis by endprocess83 Droplets by nkyvi
imperfection by IngeloreDrosera rotundifolia by albatros1I'll be yours II by JoannaRzeznikowska
Crazy Little Mold World by ElremerleM3873 - Echo. by LothringenRosy by IndigoSummerr
Fright by SBartek
Bug by jurca315
Aperture by Eibography Windowsill Spider by WanderingMogwai2233 Yellow dung fly by RealMantis 
Sunset Ballet by SheilaMB-Photography Black Dog by Mars-Hill
iPhone 6s Camera plus laser lens by BaselMahmoud
What Tangled Webs by Phenix59 M4527 - Morning light. by Lothringen
Blacklightslinky by KittyCanAbyss Water drops by Peteythao
Willow Branch by spm62
  Ca Pousse3 by hubert61
Cuckoo Bee - Triepeolus rufithorax by ColinHuttonPhotoColorful dragonfly by MT-PhotografienDon't drink across the line (wasp and waterdrop) by KisarisaryGrasshopper on a flower by luka567Dragon Eyes by FallOut99A portrait of the devil by class-pessimist Macro underwater plants by vaihkonen
 Paralyzed by AdrianGoebel
Red Mason Bee III by dalantechCommon Wasp by snomanda
Potion and Elixir by Bimmi1111 Towards winter by Floreina-Photography Shrooms by VBmonkey26 Hijacked by a Dragonfly by smartiepix Alien Fur by TanyaSimpson  

  





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This week's special corner is dedicated to some beautiful macro photography articles and some awesome groups where you can submit your work, browse a lot of brilliant shots and even get regular features:

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RE-VISITING AND SHARING
WHATS IN 
MY FAVOURITES FOLDER
OF MACRO~CLOSE-UP
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 Wooden Roses by MaresaSinclair Yellow Jingles by little-billie 
Pretty in Pink by Miguel-Santos Crystal Wings by BugulNoz
  You'll Float Too... by Bimmi1111 
My hidden world by Lentekriebel small world by Dieffi
Seeds by BronKatzke happy sunday! by lovemyscars
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From my Favourites folder
ENJOY
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 Chinese Tasar Moth by ELKAPL Butterfly (Eastern Bath White, Pontia edusa) by Smederevac 
3571 by Rebel--Heart Robberfly III by AlHabshi
535 by Gelu509
 the dust of renewal by Dieffi Fortuna by eliska-olsanska 
The Blossom Of My Heart by JustinDeRosa 
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Resting on a muschroom by roisabborrar
Ghost Glass Frog (Centrolenella Ilex) by MCN22

Macro 76. by MCN22
Frozen hearts by Pamba
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A repost of the original article. Sorry for the inbox spam, but thought people might like to be able to see it again and share it. 
I had to cut some of the content because of time restrictions but all the artwork from the original is here.
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FallOut99 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much for including my work in your beautiful Feature, much appreciate your support!! Hatsune Miku-13 (Wink and Heart) 
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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Lily Thank you 
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Thank you so much for the mention!! :squee:
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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Wow thank you so much!! :hug:
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Insanely beautuiful <3
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I'm glad you liked them! 
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Many thanks for the feature! :heart:
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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lucytherescuedcat Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful Feature! Macro is so amazing! You did such a wonderful job! :hug:
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Thank you, Michelle!
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You're welcome, it is always a pleasure! :love:
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gigi50 Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
I love the macro world, we get to see so many more details we don't just see with the naked eye :heart:
Thank you for including my macro feature :tighthug: Beautiful selection :heart:
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DanielaIvanova Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2018
I agree, it's so fascinating. You're doing such an awesome job with those features, too. I loved them.
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Thank you so much for using my work as an example! :la:
Awesome feature! :)
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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:)
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It's so amazing to see life from a closer view. You enter into another world! :)
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I agree, it's absolutely fascinating.
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Thanks so much for including my photo. All the work is great and professional!! Thank you for your experience and choice!Clap Hug 
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My pleasure! It was awesome to find your work, I loved it!
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Thank you for adding my work Huggle! 
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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Thank you very much, I am very happy to read Heart Huggle! 
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Thanks so much for including my photo. This is such a beautiful feature! :hug:
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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thanks for the feature and the work done!  Wink/Razz 
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You are most welcome! It was a huge pleasure for me to find your work :love: Keep being awesome and have a great, inspired day!
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Awesome!!! Thank you so much!! Macro lovers are in debt with you!!! :hug:
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:aww: :hug: High praise coming from one of the bosses of macro on dA :P
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:aww: Thank you!
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wow, I love macro photography, thank you for sharing such amazing works ! I faved almost all of them and found new people to watch ;) (Wink) Heart 
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And these are all only from last month :P SOOO many amazing works in the macro community. It was a pleasure to gather them, not as much the second time, though :D
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Yuukon Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2018   Writer
I'm glad you managed to get this back, Daniela! Thank you again for involving me in this wonderful feature!
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Only with sweat and tears :D I'm glad it's back, too, pity it's not exactly the same.
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At least it's back! That's what matters :aww: 
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Thank you for the feature! =)
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My pleasure!
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HeartThank you! (^-^)
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