Small Wonders

Macro photography is reproducing a subject five times life size or larger on the film frame. Finally, I have found my passion, photographing insects, flowers and plants. This requires developing the long lost quality of patience, for I had to position equipment and my physical body to capture the moment.

Notice the soft colors of that dreaded garden pest the spit bug, so small the average person never look beyond the substance which remarkably resembles human saliva.


Another known pest to all, the gnat: when peering through a macro lens, one discovers the intricate structure of the wing. It appeared to me to resemble lace with iridescent colors, sparkling as the rays of the sun passed through.

One of my favorite flowers is the orchid. Looking closely, notice the inside. I see what appears to be a woman's head sporting a pageboy hairstyle, over  her torso she wears a jacket and tie. Her arms takes on the appearance of angel's wings. Encompassing is her tongue, thus the title of the photo, "A women's tongue"

It is awe-inspiring. Please enjoy some of these small wonders of Creation.