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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  1. Hi JEN So true- great image- I like to photograph imagery whilst driving through the landscape-(as a passenger of course) this often captures much that the eye doesn’t see, flashes of activity through the hedgerow, cattle grazing, all sorts. Such fun to explore at leisure and discover the hidden detail- just like the macro lens 🙂

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