Close-up photos of plants (with macro lenses)


Ηave a DSLR camera can ruin your life. No, I'm not kidding. The desired list with accessories for your camera will grow day by day. This list will include among others some really hot (and pricy) lenses and other cool gadgets that will make your photo shooting experience easier and more exciting. So, for not being broken choose what you would like to photograph more and invest in this. Do you like to shoot mostly portraits? Purchase then a good 70-90mm lens. Are you fond of vast landscapes or architecture. Invested in a wide angle lens.

For me the choice was an easy peasy one. After a year of hanging out with my Canon 600D I realized that I am a close-up person. The idea of macro photographs excites me so much. The ability to go so close to something and reveal small details that were invisible by your bare eye it's wow, so great that my brain hurts. However between me and that gorgeous macro photos stands up a beast of 250$.

I won't even try to imagine of owning this lens of course. Since then that tiny economic problem of mine, I considered in settling on some macro filters, which are not bad at all for their low price. At the time being I am among these and these. And don't worry we will talk further on them when I receive them and test them.

But tell me, do you use macro filters? Impressions?


Breakfast close-ups all the above!



Déspina Kortesidou

Déspina Kortesidou was born with the April flowers sometime in the '90s in the sunny peninsula of Greece. She is a graduating master student of neuroscience & metabolism, and a born adventurer.

(3rd person statements sound so official, love it)

She founded In Whirl of Inspiration, back in 2011 when she was (just) a biology student, in the island of Crete. In Whirl of Inspiration started as a creative and writing outlet for when studying molecules, became too monotonous. Recently, she started writing a children book and a not-so-children's book about the civil war in Greece. She has a soft spot for cheese, elder people, and (her own) jokes, but can't tell any as she ruins them by laughing too early. She enjoys sharing advice for eating healthier, or inspiring people to cover themshelves with plants, color and confetti.

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