This is the thing I like about Photography—it gives me insights about things I may not have noticed. I love the power of the camera to focus in on details, to magnify what otherwise I could not see, to capture a moment and hold it still. Without that lens, I would have never realized that on the inside of that tiny Lily of the Valley flower is a beautiful miniature orchid! I would have missed what I call the planetary landscape on the inside of the Wave Petunia. And the fuzz on the vine of a baby cucumber.
Did you ever know there were so many varieties of Bees? I never did until I started taking photos of them. I’ve photographed green fluorescent bees, completely black bees, bees dressed in a stunningly beautiful cape of fur, and bees that look porcelain. Unbelievable. I love the longest eyelashes ever on the Giraffe, the multifaceted eyes of the fly, the Disney-like smile of the dragonfly.
If you are stopping to take a photo, then you are stopping to take a look. That art appreciation moment stops time just as the photo stopped nature so you can have an up-close view. That look then reveals Divine Order, Unity, and Magnificence. If you are ever in need of a miracle, behold the photo.
More to come on this part ofthe website.