So I just tried making a homemade macro lens, and this is the result with Cinnabar! I love the galaxy eye! And the big lips!
However, the lens has a super short range. In order to get these shots, I had to have the phone pressed against the glass and Cinnabar had to be DIRECTLY in front of it. If he swam away even a little, it was out of focus.
I was hoping to be able to use this to see the Betta smaragdina fry better, but I don’t think it’ll be useful at all since they’re so tiny and not right in front.
Special thanks to @sauciestmacaroni for directing me towards the tutorial!
Love it! I also do this with my DSLR sometimes by turning the lens around 😂