A Female Midge (and More Words on Macro/Close-up Photography).
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Most photographers do not make a distinction between close-up and macro photography. In the latter case we are talking about magnification and in the former it’s getting closer. If this was a macro photograph we would lose the context of the flower and the huge size of the midge would be more dramatic than interesting. When it comes to insects we could photograph them in a scientific way where all that matters is the side or top down view that helps identify the insect; there are people who collect these images of insects and people who need such images. Or we could capture our image with context and provide a point of interest that makes the image more than just about the insect. In this case the flower alone might have been interesting and the midge adds flavor, or the flower highlights the midge (the midge being something that without a camera, we might not otherwise see).