Macro photography can be a real challenge because the emphasis is on detail and texture. With a marco lens you can get closer to your subject and still focus. The results can be very suprising. In the image above I did not see the bug in the lower right flower until after I started processing the photo. These are tiny flowers and the bug is almost microscopic.
For this photo I used my Olympus OMD EM1 with a 60mm f2.8 macro lens. To get all the flowers in focus I used the Focus Stack Bracketing mode unique to the Olympus OMD EM1. The focus bracketing mode automatically takes several images at different focus areas and stacks them together in camera. Since I shoot in raw, the camera takes each image in raw then stacks them in a jpg. This way I have all the raw images and the finished jpg.
Macro photography is best when using a tripod. I have to confess, I cheated here and took this image hand held. Another thing I love about the Olympus OMD EM1 is the 5 axis image stabilization that allows me to get an image like this sans the tripod.
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