Macro photography is extreme close-up photography, usually of very small subjects, in which the size of the subject in the photograph is greater than life size. I have had my specialist macro lens for about 18 months now (Canon 100mm F2.8L), and for the past few weeks have made a concerted effort to improve my macro skills. It's a whole new genre and skillset for me, but one that I have found quite relaxing. Best of all, I can do it without leaving home, its been amazing what I have found in my own garden!
and finally, if you thought dragonflies were pretty little insects just fluttering around, think again, they are killers, as this cricket discovered!
I'm still learning. The difficult part about macro is getting enough light to enable sufficient Depth of Field. I need to use my speedlight more, but that's a whole new skillset again!!! Still, its fun bug hunting.