Macro Photo??

There is a discussion on Photographyfree4all’s blog about macro photography.  I just thought I’d throw this image into the mix.  I own a Tamron 90mm macro lens.  It is an excellent lens.  However, sometimes when I am on the trail or in the field, it is inconvenient to carry extra lenses.  I hike with what ever I can fit into my pockets.

Such was the case with the following picture.  I was really on a nature trail in Big Bend National Park, carrying only my Canon 7D with my Canon 100-400mm lens attached, plus a set of binoculars, as my quest was whatever birds I could see.

I came upon this area where there was a wetlands, with a boardwalk across it.  Near the shore, in the reeds, I spotted this Dragonfly.  Perhaps my good friend Jim Miller can identify the species for me.  But, anyway, I used my fore-mentioned 100-400mm lens set-up.  I hand=held and focused as best I could.  I then cropped when editing. 


The point that I am trying to make, is that you can get macro photos in extenuating circumstances, using other lenses.  Click the image for an enlargement.