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70 Stunning Examples of Macro and Close-Up Photography

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This post is part of a series called Macro Photography.
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Macro photography has the potential to bring us into a whole new, tiny world. Achievable using a variety of methods, macro and close-up is a fun way to get some really special and unique photographs.

Here are 70 great examples:

Plants and Flowers

leaf
Photograph by Rodion Kutsaev via Unsplash CC0
chrysanthemum
Photograph by Kincese_j via Pixabay CC0
dandelion
Photograph by Jeny via Pixabay CC0
spiral
Photograph by Stux via Pixabay CC0
pollen
Photograph by Body-n-Care via Pixabay CC0
fungi
Photograph by Pree Bissessur via Unsplash CC0
flower on board
Photograph by Andy Wang via Unsplash CC0
purple flowers
Photograph by skitterphoto.com via Pexels CC0
stamen
Photograph by bogdanchr via Pixabay CC0
sunflower
Photograph by 51863 via Pixabay CC0

Water and Dew

dandelion drops
Photograph by DomenicBlair via Pixabay CC0
drops on leaf
Photograph by uroburos via Pixabay CC0
dandelion drops
Photograph by InspiredImages via Pixabay CC0
dew on web
Photograph by skeeze via Pixabay CC0
Dandelion
Photograph by ibangfotografi via Pixabay CC0
splash
Photograph by Quadronet via Pixabay CC0
drops
Photograph by JarkkoManty via Pixabay CC0
blue dandelion drops
Photograph by InspiredImages via Pixabay CC0
drop and spider
Photograph by Derek897 via Pixabay CC0
drop pn petal
Photograph by Sonel via Pixabay CC0

Insects and Arachnids

moth
Photograph by Josch13 via Pixabay CC0
dragonfly
Photograph by Burak Kostak via Pexels CC0
waterbug
Photograph by Tanguy Sauvin via Unsplash CC0
spider
Photograph by splitshire.com via Pexels CC0
bee
Photograph by stock.tookapic.com via Pexels CC0
butterfly
Photogrpah by Adrianna Calvo via Pexels CC0
spider
Photograph by 631372 via Pixabay CC0
butterfly
Photograph by bogdanchr via Pixabay CC0
snail
Photograph by Daria Nepriakhina via Unsplash CC0
caterpillar
Photograph by Josch13 via Pixabay CC0

Abstract

marbles
Photograph by splitshire.com via Pexels CC0
metal
Photograph by Ferdnandus via Pixabay CC0
dandelion
Photograph by Paul Talbot via Unsplash CC0
leaf
Photograph by Joe Wroten via Unsplash CC0
Cloth
Photograph by kaboompics.com via Pexels CC0
Stone
Photograph by G_Kahlo via Pixabay CC0
flower
Photograph by Fotocitizen via Pixabay CC0
rain
Photograph by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay CC0
leaves
Photograph by Images-by-Ramona via Pixabay CC0
wood
Photograph by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay CC0

Objects

soldiers
Photograph by Farrokh_Bulsara via Pixabay CC0 
Nuts
Photograph by PublicDomainImages via Pixabay CC0
bulb
Photograph by Josch13 via Pixabay CC0
bulb
Photograph by Dzordzo30 via Pixabay CC0
cpu processor
Photograph by blickpixel via Pixabay CC0
knife and fork
Photograph by Alexander Stein via Pixabay CC0
shell
Photograph by Pezibear via Pixabay CC0
coffee beans
Photograph by jarmoluk via Pixabay CC0
books
Photograph by John-Mark Kuznietsov via Unsplash CC0
rope
Photograph by Wynard Van Poortvliet via Unsplash CC0

The Best of the Rest


spiderweb
Photograph by Pixmart via Pixabay CC0
mushroom
Photograph by Sipa via Pixabay CC0
spiral
Photograph by Foto-Rabe via Pixabay CC0
leaf
Photograph by Larry Chen via Unsplash CC0
chocolate
Photograph by Alexander Stein via Pixabay CC0
matches
Photograph by Geralt via Pixabay CC0
coffee
Photograph by LoboStudioHamburg via Pixabay CC0
frog with butterfly
Photograph by Frank Winkler via Pixabay CC0
snail on strawberry
Photograph by Condesign via Pixabay CC0
starfish
Photograph by 35069 via Pixabay CC0
mushroom
Photograph by Werner22brigitte via Pixabay CC0
cocoons
Photograph by GLady via Pixabay CC0
elephant skin
Photograph by Cocoparisienne via Pixabay CC0
leaf
Photograph by Tbit via Pixabay CC0
grass
Photograph by Unsplash via Pixabay CC0
spider
Photograph by Sadautumn via Pixabay CC0
Dragonfly with water
Photograph by Francok35 via Pixabay CC0
snail
Photograph by Lifeforge via Pixabay CC0
bug on leaf
Photograph by Snapwiresnaps via Pixabay CC0
bird eye
Photograph by Kapa65 via Pixabay CC0

That's All Folks!

I hope you enjoyed the examples of macro photography here and that maybe it's inspired you to give it a go yourself! If you'd like to try this type of photography, here are some of our other resources to help you get started:


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