Macro & Close-up

I think of my macro lens as my “discovery” lens, since I have learned so much about the world around me by pointing it at little things. I didn’t know before that the African Violet that sits at the window next to my kitchen sink has tiny hairs outlining each petal of the flower blossoms or that the flower buds were so hairy. Who knew that an ordinary spoon or fork reflected its surroundings in such glorious detail? How could I live for over 60 years without realizing that a butterfly could look so ferocious?


  1. Jeff Bucklew May 16, 2012 at 2:22 pm #


    I love your work, the macro and flower still lifes are amazing. With summer approaching I hope to see lots more. And I really like your new web site too.


    • Terry May 16, 2012 at 2:33 pm #

      Thanks a bunch, Jeff

  2. Judith May 19, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Terry, you’ve taught me a few things too with your excellent photography skills. I love your still life and your macros of your flowers. I do love your website too and will be looking very forward to more. It is filled with treasures.

  3. Barbara Clark June 29, 2012 at 6:09 pm #

    Beautiful compositions, particularly the chrysanthemum photo.

    • Terry June 30, 2012 at 10:46 am #

      Thanks, Barb. I appreciate the nice words.

  4. Patrick Ng August 22, 2013 at 2:34 pm #

    I love your macro and close-up work.

    • Terry August 22, 2013 at 8:31 pm #

      Thank you, Patrick.

  5. Sue Oberstar November 7, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

    Terry, I still want to see the eye of that bee. LOL I just love your Macro work.
    If I was thinking about buying a Macro lens, what would you suggest? Do you
    think I would be happy starting with the Hoya Close-Up kit?

    • Terry November 7, 2014 at 10:04 pm #

      Sue, I don’t know anything about Hoya products. I have a 100 mm macro and that’s all I need for still subjects, and even bees are so intent on what they are doing, I can get close to them easily. I also have a 185 mm macro that I use mostly for butterflies, since they are easily scared off if you get too close.

  6. Mary Johnson September 30, 2016 at 7:42 pm #

    So inspiring! I love your work!!!

    • Terry November 24, 2016 at 11:02 am #

      Thanks for all the wonderful comments, Mary

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