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Matt Uys

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Being surrounded by wilderness from a young age, you experience it in all of its essence. I was privileged enough to grow up in the Lowveld and its surroundings, sparking a great love for nature and all it has to offer, be it ...

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on Macro Photography – It’s Challenging!

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Brian Everitt
Digital Ranger

Absolutely amazing photos love it.

Chelsea Allard
Senior Digital Ranger

I love taking macro shots of the insides of flowers. When the whole image is the inside of the flower it tends to look abstract and reminds me of a Georgia O’Keeffe painting. Glad you experimented with this technique!

Joan Schmiidt
Master Tracker

Matt, wonderful blog, I have never shot Macro. Efore

Denise Vouri
Guest contributor

Matt, good tips for macro photography. It is very difficult to achieve the correct f-stop to capture either all or a detail shot of the subject. I noticed you were using a 180mm length lens- any reason for that in lieu of a Macro lens at between 85 to 105? I actually have my found my iPhone works quite well for macro work, and it’s an old 7s.

Alex McMillan
Explorer

Great macro shots, and congrats on your first forays into macro. It’s like a totally different art form, almost abstract, where pattern and texture are revealed in great detail.

Macro photography is super-popular with scuba divers. So if you’re up for your next challenge, try trying to lie down with 30 lbs of scuba gear on your back while currents push you around and you float up and down, and the fish you’re trying to capture flit around like random!

Frogfish, tortoises, sting rays, spider’s webs … suddenly that fine detail on something that stays still looks very attractive!

Bob and Lucie Fjeldstad
Guest contributor

Macro photography is an entirely different world with interesting subjects everywhere. But it is challenging to get it right and end up with images with reasonably perfect depth of field. Congratulations on some great pictures!

Wendy Macnicol
Digital Tracker

Loved the Tortoise! Could see his / her beady little eye! Wendy M

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