Much of photography is about discovery, and with discovery may come a surprise.

A tiny surprise from Mother Nature. Photo by Jen H.

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“Poor, dear, silly Spring, preparing her annual surprise!” — Wallace Stevens

Macro lenses act as a magnifier, allowing us to see dainty details in nature that otherwise go unnoticed. I recently took some macro shots of dandelions, and was delighted to find that this plant, commonly regarded as a weed, has beautifully curling stamens. I love the surprises my camera will inevitably reveal.

A tiny surprise from Mother Nature. Photo by Jen H.

“Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.” — Alice Walker

This week, share a surprise with us, as you see it through your lens. We’re excited to see what you share with us!

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