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Digital Nature Photography by John Barbara Gerlach

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The Exciting World of Closeups and Macro

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This Leonardus skipper spent the night sleeping on the gray-headed coneflower. A 180 mm macro lens supported on a tripod along with some fill-flash easily captured the image.

Closeup nature photography is available to everyone. You are limited only by equipment and your own imagination. Closeup opportunities abound in your backyard, especially if you maintain a flower garden that attracts insects. Nearby woods and fields offer numerous closeup opportunities too. Even if you live in a densely populated city, urban parks and local nature centers offer many closeup subjects. Even during winter, it is easy ...

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