Amazing Eye Macros (23 Pictures)

By Village Mayor • Mar 17th, 2009 • Category: Animals, Latest Post, Photography, The Best of Village of Joy, Weird

“The eyes are the mirror of the soul” – says an old Yiddish proverb. And that’s true! But do animals have a soul? Look at their eye extreme close-ups and try to see one.

A close-up lens (or diopter) enables the camera to focus closer than it normally can. While stacking bunches of close-ups can give you some great shots with good magnification,  stacking more than 2-3 lenses might not be  really worth it.

There is a technique involving reversing a lens to gain magnification. It is sometimes even called “a poor man’s macro”. If you’re a happy camera owner and are interested in macro photography you might wanna check these books:   John Shaw’s Closeups in Nature (Practical Photography Books) or John Shaw’s Nature Photography Field Guide.

Fly’s Eyes

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Another Fly


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Wow, someone likes eating at Mc’Donalds.

And Another….

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Electron Micrograph of Fly’s Eyes


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A scanning electron micrograph of a close-up of a Drosophila fly’s eye.  The structure of the eye, similar to many other insects, is termed a compound eye and is one of the most precise and ordered patterns in Biology.

Those things in their eyes looks like spear-heads! Have anyone of you tried touching fly’s eyes? You would probably  start bleeding.

Dragonfly (Common Darter)


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Dragonfly  (Common Darter)


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Emperor Dragonfly (Anax imperator) male

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Dragonfly (Crying?)


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Poor little guy.. Who did it to you?

Face of a Southern Yellowjacket Queen (Vespula squamosa)


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This one is so perfect, my favorite one! such a beauty…

Blue Banded Bee

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A Solitary Bee’s Eye

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Hoverfly

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Jumping Spiders Close-ups

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Human Eyes

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Just look at those strange patters in human’s eyes. Weird, huh? Our eyes are not as solid as I thought they were.

Caterpillar

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What the?? Is this his eyes? Because it seems so 2D.

Frog’s Eye

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Cat’s Eye

(Image credits: Marcos Teixeira de Freitas via:villageofjoy.com)

House Ant

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Ant Lion

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“Disco night at the Ant Lion nest!” (comment by GoldenGlovez from Digg)

PS.: If you enjoyed this post, you can find more eye macros here: 20 Incredible Eye Macros (part of them were used in this article)

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