Getting into a macro state of mind is a lot like meditating for me. I need to get into a very small space that requires patience, stillness, focus and breath control. When you settle in on one small area you may be drawn to a certain texture or pattern. In the photo above it was both. The meticulously spaced rows of snail shells on Buddha's head gives way to waves of texture and details in the eroding edges. As I moved in closer it reminded me of barnacles. Use your macro lens like a magnifying glass. You will find that the beauty is in the details.
Bugs are one of my favorite subjects to zoom in on. They always have beautiful patterns and fuzzy parts that are barely visible like the hairy legs of a dainty ladybug. I am drawn to the juxtaposition of the this fragile little bug with her shellac-like hard shell top captured by Grimble2010. I feel like a have been shrunken down for a bugs eye view, reminds me there is a whole other world down there beneath our feet just waiting to be explored.
Lindsey of modchik-photography
seven spots by Grimble2010