Three Forks, Montana

Macros: Discoveries viewed on the monitor but not seen in the Field

December 16, 2020  •  Leave a Comment

One reason I love macro images is that when they are viewed on a monitor they are larger than real-life.  (Though I suppose that may not be true when viewed on a cell phone... but it certainly is true when, say, a butterfly is viewed on my ipad or computer monitor.)

Landscapes are just to opposite.  You can have three mountain peaks (I'm thinking Grand Teton National Park) in one image, but I can view them no bigger than on my 24" computer screen or perhaps a 30" print.

Because macro images are seen bigger than life on the computer screen, you often see things you did not see with the naked eye or through the camera's viewfinder. The image below of a coneflower is such an example.

Do you see the partially hidden inch worm?  That made me smile. I had no idea it was there until I viewed the image, larger than real life, on my computer screen.

Coneflower with Inch WormConeflower with Inch WormOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA "Coneflower and Inchworm"
August 3, 2019
Olympus E-M1
Olympus 12-100mm F4 @ 100mm (200mm equivalent)
F4 - 1/400sec - ISO200



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