Sunday Stills – Macro or Close-up

This week’s Sunday Stills theme is “macro-anything.”  Macro photography is also considered close-up photography. However, using a true macro lens yields the sharpest, tiniest details whereas a closeup may not show each detail.  Since I only use my iPhone and I don’t have a macro lens to attach to it, I would call these close-ups!

41 comments on “Sunday Stills – Macro or Close-up

  1. kittiesblue says:

    It’s amazing what terrific photos you can take with a phone these days. I’ve never seen an ant so close-up. The flowers are gorgeous. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  2. These are fabulous captures with an i-phone! I did so well with my android Galaxy S7 Edge and 5 that I hesitated getting my Lumix FZ300 for a while. I’m glad I did because the zoom on the Lumix gets close-ups of far away images like my hummers! It’s easy to put your phone right up to flower and zoom and get that macro effect. Keep up the great work, your photography and eye for composition is wonderful, Linda!

    • Thanks so much, Terri! That’s the only thing I miss about just having my iPhone is that there are some close ups that you just can’t get. The birds and deer around here for a couple of things! But I’m having fun so I guess that’s what matters! Thanks for hosting this challenge! 😁😻

  3. DG MARYOGA says:

    Fabulous close-ups,amazing details,dear Linda!Glorious your first floral macro with the iridescent pink colour of its petals!Hugs & kisses to you,sweet friend 🙂 xxx

  4. Comedy Plus says:

    Love the flowers, the ant looks kind of sad. Okay, not a fan of ants in our home either.

    Have a fabulous day, Linda. ♥

  5. Brunilda Digiovanni says:

    It’s still beautiful

    Sent from my iPhone


  6. GP Cox says:

    Good for you, Linda!! I am terrible at Macros, even when I do remember to set the camera in that mode.

    • Thanks, GP! I just “zoom” in and get as close as I can with my iPhone. If it looks focused, then I snap! HA! I learned I don’t have the patience to mess with a bunch of different camera settings. Have a great week! 😀

  7. Very nice, Linda. I don’t have an iPhone, but Android . . . and the macros setting (while I really like it) throws me for loops. I almost never get a “good” macro shot. But these are great; keep it up!

    • Thanks, Leigh. My iPhone doesn’t really have any kind of macro setting. I just “zoom” and/or get as close as I can, get it in focus, and snap! Easy-peasy as some might say! LOL! 😆

  8. 15andmeowing says:

    Well done!

  9. Sartenada says:

    My hat. I have never shot a macro. Yours are gorgeous. Have a good day!

  10. iScriblr says:

    Such gorgeous shots!❤

  11. Lignum Draco says:

    “I’m ready for my close up Mr De Mille” 🙂 Lovely photos.

  12. shutterbug says:

    Wow! I am amazed that you took these with your phone! They look fabulous! What is that last flower? It’s so pretty!

  13. Sue Slaght says:

    Gorgeous flowers Linda. I’m not quite as keen on the bug. 🙂

  14. rabirius says:

    I especially like the last one.

  15. prior.. says:

    close ups or macros – either way it means up close beauty – nice color and the ant is just FUN

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