Macro flower photography at its best in this shot

June 2, 2014, 1 p.m.
macro flower petals

Photo: Sébastien Peguillou/MNN Flickr Group

Focusing on the little things

Macro photography, or the style of making a tiny object look larger than life, works wonderfully for tiny flowers. The shallow depth of field brings the viewer's eyes to just the single subject, or even one part of the subject, so we appreciate the little details we might otherwise overlook. These teensy buds opening up into flowers is a perfect subject for the style. Next time you're in the garden, notice what flowers you might try as the subject for macro photography.

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Jaymi Heimbuch is a writer and photographer at Mother Nature Network. Follow her on Google+, and Facebook.