I took several
micro macro shots of honey bees drinking in our backyard today. Most of them were out of focus. Here’s one that’s in focus, although the bee’s proboscis (tongue) is hidden:
The rest of them:
The legs are in focus but the body is out of focus (this is tricky stuff):
Out of focus by millimetres:
P.S.: I thought these were micro shots because they provide what, to me, looks mostly like a microscopic view. But after talking to a few photographers, it turns out they’re macro shots — big photos of small things, or small things made big by coming in close through the use of a macro lens. If the final image is the same size or larger than the actual object, then it’s probably macro photography. That’s not an exclusive definition, but it’s a good start.