A few weeks ago I shared a trick (I guess the cool kids call these ‘hacks’) that I learned from Alex Wild for getting decent makeshift macro shots with a cell-phone camera. By placing a magnifying lens in front of the camera lens, one can shorten the focal length of the phone camera allowing decent close-up shots of relatively small objects.
Lately the geobloggers have picked up on this technique, not surprisingly as geologists tend to always have a hand lens at the ready, and posted some great closeup shots of, well, rocks. Mountain Beltway started the trend (I guess the cool kids call these ‘memes’), Highly Allochthonous and Looking for Detachment have posted some nice comparison shots illustrating the potential, and limitations, of this technique.
Inspired by Callan and co. I decided to turn my lenses toward the various bits of small, dead, old things scattered around our house. My mom asked for a rock for Mother’s Day, so, until I get one in the mail these will have to suffice.
I’m to lazy to ID these right now, so have fun guessing in the comments:
All photos taken with an iphone 3GS and 10x triplet hastings lens.