I Love Macros

Red Macro Still Life

Red Macro Still Life

When I placed the order
for my Nikon,
the first thing I did
was look for the right
macro lens.

Yes, I like landscapes,
capturing mountains
and canyons
and lakes.

But I love macros.
Maybe I’m just a frustrated
microbiologist?

52 comments on “I Love Macros

  1. Me too, Cathy! I am fascinated with nature. The tiny, beautiful details in every flower assure me that something much larger than myself is at work in this life. Love your pictures! Thank you for sharing. 🙂
    Love you!
    XOXO

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  2. Me too. I’ve worked with the D300 for five years now with a Tamron 90mm and Sigma 150mm. I love them.

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  3. aFrankAngle says:

    Brilliant capture!!!

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  4. unfetteredbs says:

    this is a feast for my eyes Cathy. I do so love your blog.

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  5. What a beautiful sight on a Monday morning 🙂

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  6. Carrie Rubin says:

    “Maybe I’m just a frustrated microbiologist?” Well, let’s see, do you have shelves of Petri dishes in your fridge that aren’t doing what you want them to? 😉

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  7. vastlycurious.com says:

    Beautiful Cathy! its never too late!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      I had to laugh, Kathryn. I really don’t want to be a microbiologist, other than having fun with tiny things through my macro lens! I’ve done enough Science as a P.T. (including dissecting a cadaver) to last me a lifetime. It still fascinates me, but after getting a Doctorate and all the other things I’ve done in my career, photography is a welcome and invigorating creative outlet!

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      • vastlycurious.com says:

        I could not agree more but I need to paint and draw again. I am in blockage mode for 2 years now. I will put my work up one day. Born an artist. Forensics intrigue me !

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Uuuh, Kathryn. Excuse me. Your photography is amazing. Does that not count for something?!! Your artistry comes through whether you believe it or not!

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  8. mimijk says:

    Ironically, I was looking at cameras today – I have felt such inspiration in and admiration for your talent, that I thought it might be time for me to learn how to take a picture. Of course, this is a warning to nature, for once I figure out how to do this, Lord knows what I will misinterpret while looking through the view finder (if that’s what it’s called)..:-)

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Mimi,
      You made me giggle – or maybe even laugh out loud! Yes, it is called a viewfinder, and while photography can be somewhat complicated, it’s not really. Just shoot what pleases you and you’ll learn over time. And if you need any help, please let me know. You have my email.
      Hugs,
      Cathy

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  9. Everyday you show us beautiful miracles. This shot is superb Cathy. Sharon

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  10. WOW! I cannot believe that’s real! That lens provides such an intimate degree of exposure, the image is almost pornographic. Hm, no wonder I can’t stop looking at it!

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  11. Life is in the details, and yours are lovely! 🙂

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Thank you, Jennifer. I so love the details, especially when playing in my studio with an amazing macro lens and beautiful flowers. What’s so interesting about this protea is that I didn’t even realize that those cute tiny yellow flowers were there until I started photographing them!

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  12. Oh beautiful protea, macro or micro or wide, I love you.

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  13. russtowne says:

    Thank you for sharing the beauty, Cathy!
    Russ

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  14. Athena Brady says:

    A lovely photo as usual I am glad you found your perfect camera; for it gave us all these bueatiful images.

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  15. marydpierce says:

    Your flower photo reminds me of a Georgia O’Keefe painting. It’s SO beautiful!

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    • Cathy Ulrich says:

      Mary,
      I’m a few days late getting back to you. So sorry! I always so appreciate your taking the time to come by and comment. I’m a big fan of Georgia O’Keefe’s work and I think she has inspired me in many ways. It’s wonderful to be able to capture these images. Thank you! Hope you’re having a lovely weekend. It’s finally warmer here and the sun is shining!
      Cathy

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  16. wow….what beautiful detail…amazing 🙂

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