Power of Macro

The intricacy and complexity of the natural world is staggering. When you look at things under a microscope, you see all the tiny components that combine to form everyday objects. The fibres of material, the crystals and grains of metals and minerals. The tiny tubes and vessels and tissues in plants and animals. The texture of these things is amazing, and how much needs to cohere just so that everything functions is absolutely mind-blowing.

But while a microscope might be important for understanding how things work, and for studying your environment scientifically, Struman's macro lens is more than enough to give you insight into the detailed beauty of these objects. Look at a leaf - see all of the little patterns and the lines, branching out like lightning. See the holes where an aphid has bitten its way through the plant. See the gloss of the chlorophyll, built to absorb sunlight and convert it into energy.

Or look at a rock, and admire how the different grains of rock all fit together. Some come from volcanoes, some from the crushed remains of ancient animals, some from other rocks transformed under intense heat and pressure. With the macro lens you can notice the tiny pockets of air, the little imperfections that make things so complex and beautiful.

The macro lens is so powerful that it's even used by medical professionals to examine skin for moles, or by collectors to check coins and other antique objects for authenticity. But it can give your photography the edge in seeing beauty in detail - because good things come in small packages.