I just wonder if anyone else has the same experience as I do when looking through a macro lens.
I tend to lay down on the floor for much of my macro work, with the camera as close to the ground as possible. It's while I'm in this position and the eye to the viewfinder that I gain a certain pleasing feeling of total enthralment. It's a feeling I don't get when taking a landscape. And I started to analyse why this is.
It could be the comfortable nature of laying down on the job, but I'd like to think not. What I find really enchanting is the view through the lens. As you use a macro at close range the focus is so shallow it gives a totally different view on things that no other lens does. The shallow depth of field means certain parts of the subject become totally isolated from the rest and the precise point of focus can change so easily, so the scene changes totally. I tend to stick the lens in manual focus at maximum extension and glide through my scene by moving the lens fractionally left or right, back or forwards. As you do this you see things that the naked eye cannot.
Taken today while at Hodsock Priory shooting snowdrops. These two lovers appeared in view as I glided through the miniature scene.
Macro is a truly magical view.