I’ve taken a few forays into macro photography. Macro photography produces an image larger than the object shot. Most lenses won’t natively produce macro shots. There are a few ways to go about this, but the cheapest way (my way) is with a screw-on close-up lens. It’s like putting reading glasses on your camera!
The net effect allows the camera to focus while closer to where you’re pointing. The depth-of-field, the range that’s in focus, shrinks. Focus and framing become critical. Most good macro photography is done on a tripod with an on-camera ring light. I’m a little short in that regard.
These shots were taken of a few flowering trees in our front yard. The flowers go in-and-out of season in a week or two! The bee should give you an idea of the size of the flowers–tiny.
Helaine asked if I was scared of the bee? No. He was a little too busy working.