Sunday, March 31, 2013

Cell Phone Macro Lens

I bought a little macro lens for my cell phone. It's literally a rubber band with a lens attached to it.
Easy-Macro Cell Phone Lens Band for iPhone & Android

So here are a few simple pictures I took with it. 

Some Spring Beauty, Claytonia virginica, which is about to bloom in a week or two. While they don't seem to be spreading by seed at all I'm actually very impressed with their ability to divide. I'm seeing more and more stems emerging with even more flower buds every year.  

 A close up of a Crocus.

 Camponotus castaneus, a ground nesting Carpenter Ant. I can also take images of smaller Lasius species which look similar (but are clearly different just by size).