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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

leafleafleaf
Photograph by Rodion Kutsaev via Unsplash CC0
chrysanthemumchrysanthemumchrysanthemum
Photograph by Kincese_j via Pixabay CC0
dandeliondandeliondandelion
Photograph by Jeny via Pixabay CC0
spiralspiralspiral
Photograph by Stux via Pixabay CC0
pollenpollenpollen
Photograph by Body-n-Care via Pixabay CC0
fungifungifungi
Photograph by Pree Bissessur via Unsplash CC0
flower on boardflower on boardflower on board
Photograph by Andy Wang via Unsplash CC0
purple flowerspurple flowerspurple flowers
Photograph by skitterphoto.com via Pexels CC0
stamenstamenstamen
Photograph by bogdanchr via Pixabay CC0
sunflowersunflowersunflower
Photograph by 51863 via Pixabay CC0

Water and Dew

dandelion dropsdandelion dropsdandelion drops
Photograph by DomenicBlair via Pixabay CC0
drops on leafdrops on leafdrops on leaf
Photograph by uroburos via Pixabay CC0
dandelion dropsdandelion dropsdandelion drops
Photograph by InspiredImages via Pixabay CC0
dew on webdew on webdew on web
Photograph by skeeze via Pixabay CC0
DandelionDandelionDandelion
Photograph by ibangfotografi via Pixabay CC0
splashsplashsplash
Photograph by Quadronet via Pixabay CC0
dropsdropsdrops
Photograph by JarkkoManty via Pixabay CC0
blue dandelion dropsblue dandelion dropsblue dandelion drops
Photograph by InspiredImages via Pixabay CC0
drop and spiderdrop and spiderdrop and spider
Photograph by Derek897 via Pixabay CC0
drop pn petaldrop pn petaldrop pn petal
Photograph by Sonel via Pixabay CC0

Insects and Arachnids

mothmothmoth
Photograph by Josch13 via Pixabay CC0
dragonflydragonflydragonfly
Photograph by Burak Kostak via Pexels CC0
waterbugwaterbugwaterbug
Photograph by Tanguy Sauvin via Unsplash CC0
spiderspiderspider
Photograph by splitshire.com via Pexels CC0
beebeebee
Photograph by stock.tookapic.com via Pexels CC0
butterflybutterflybutterfly
Photogrpah by Adrianna Calvo via Pexels CC0
spiderspiderspider
Photograph by 631372 via Pixabay CC0
butterflybutterflybutterfly
Photograph by bogdanchr via Pixabay CC0
snailsnailsnail
Photograph by Daria Nepriakhina via Unsplash CC0
caterpillarcaterpillarcaterpillar
Photograph by Josch13 via Pixabay CC0

Abstract

marblesmarblesmarbles
Photograph by splitshire.com via Pexels CC0
metalmetalmetal
Photograph by Ferdnandus via Pixabay CC0
dandeliondandeliondandelion
Photograph by Paul Talbot via Unsplash CC0
leafleafleaf
Photograph by Joe Wroten via Unsplash CC0
ClothClothCloth
Photograph by kaboompics.com via Pexels CC0
StoneStoneStone
Photograph by G_Kahlo via Pixabay CC0
flowerflowerflower
Photograph by Fotocitizen via Pixabay CC0
rainrainrain
Photograph by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay CC0
leavesleavesleaves
Photograph by Images-by-Ramona via Pixabay CC0
woodwoodwood
Photograph by PublicDomainPictures via Pixabay CC0

Objects

soldierssoldierssoldiers
Photograph by Farrokh_Bulsara via Pixabay CC0 
NutsNutsNuts
Photograph by PublicDomainImages via Pixabay CC0
bulbbulbbulb
Photograph by Josch13 via Pixabay CC0
bulbbulbbulb
Photograph by Dzordzo30 via Pixabay CC0
cpu processorcpu processorcpu processor
Photograph by blickpixel via Pixabay CC0
knife and forkknife and forkknife and fork
Photograph by Alexander Stein via Pixabay CC0
shellshellshell
Photograph by Pezibear via Pixabay CC0
coffee beanscoffee beanscoffee beans
Photograph by jarmoluk via Pixabay CC0
booksbooksbooks
Photograph by John-Mark Kuznietsov via Unsplash CC0
roperoperope
Photograph by Wynard Van Poortvliet via Unsplash CC0

The Best of the Rest


spiderwebspiderwebspiderweb
Photograph by Pixmart via Pixabay CC0
mushroommushroommushroom
Photograph by Sipa via Pixabay CC0
spiralspiralspiral
Photograph by Foto-Rabe via Pixabay CC0
leafleafleaf
Photograph by Larry Chen via Unsplash CC0
chocolatechocolatechocolate
Photograph by Alexander Stein via Pixabay CC0
matchesmatchesmatches
Photograph by Geralt via Pixabay CC0
coffeecoffeecoffee
Photograph by LoboStudioHamburg via Pixabay CC0
frog with butterflyfrog with butterflyfrog with butterfly
Photograph by Frank Winkler via Pixabay CC0
snail on strawberrysnail on strawberrysnail on strawberry
Photograph by Condesign via Pixabay CC0
starfishstarfishstarfish
Photograph by 35069 via Pixabay CC0
mushroommushroommushroom
Photograph by Werner22brigitte via Pixabay CC0
cocoonscocoonscocoons
Photograph by GLady via Pixabay CC0
elephant skinelephant skinelephant skin
Photograph by Cocoparisienne via Pixabay CC0
leafleafleaf
Photograph by Tbit via Pixabay CC0
grassgrassgrass
Photograph by Unsplash via Pixabay CC0
spiderspiderspider
Photograph by Sadautumn via Pixabay CC0
Dragonfly with waterDragonfly with waterDragonfly with water
Photograph by Francok35 via Pixabay CC0
snailsnailsnail
Photograph by Lifeforge via Pixabay CC0
bug on leafbug on leafbug on leaf
Photograph by Snapwiresnaps via Pixabay CC0
bird eyebird eyebird 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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