Macro v. Zoom question…

Over the weekend, I was asked a photo question about whether to get a macro lens, when a zoom plus digital crop can provide this sort of result

So, I built a little show and tell based on an image I took today of a mayfly in my back yard. Not sure why the mayfly was there and how I saw it, but I did and it stayed in place long enough for me to snap some off. I guess being a fly fisherman keeps me tuned to these little guys.

Will it answer the question about getting a macro lens? Probably not, but it will provide a visual starting place for the conversation. I’ll follow up with more on what a macro is and why it is useful.

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