To me, a macro shot is all about focus, and all about appreciating the little things. That whole world that exists beyond our normal range of sight unless we focus...it makes flowers all the more beautiful, insects all the more fascinating (and "eww"-inducing!), and snowflakes all the more magical and unbelievable. Magnifying what, to our judgment, is a tiny area, into a vast world of color, texture, and detail can bring nothing but wonder. Macro photography is a very special role that photographers can play and it requires much patience and care when shooting. And it brings to all of us quite a gift, to be able to see something anew that perhaps we'd never thought much about before. Certainly it can make one pause to wonder what other amazements we might be overlooking in our lives!
C'Lamson's shot did just that for me. I've developed a recent fascination with spiders that is deepening a phobia of them. We have a huge spider right outside our front door who builds an impressive web each night, for months now. The shot below drew me right in to see the beauty nature has built into even its most gruesome rituals.
Keep your eyes open!
-Cara, of CaraRosePhotos
on the spectrum by c'lamson