One of the things I really enjoy about macro is the ability to focus solely on my subject. This shot was taken in the morning, whilst it was perfectly light and bright outside. I used my speedlight (as I usually do with macro) to ensure I could capture the correct exposure with my current aperture and shutter speed settings. Even though I was in the middle of the bush, surrounded by greenery and foliage, my background is completely black. This isn’t just because I framed the shot this way, but also because my fast shutter speed doesn’t allow proper time for anything outside of my subject matter to be exposed. I personally find the results of this technique to produce very appealing macro shots.
This is more of a close up, than a macro…but this simple shot of a mosquito appeals to me for entirely different reasons.