A few weeks ago, someone responded to a picture I had posted of a jumping spider, with, “a fine example of God’s genius!” I knew exactly what he meant, and could appreciate the comment, which had little to do with the image, and everything to do with the spider.
Ever since I began shooting macro, I’ve come to appreciate the smaller creatures around us. Anyone, if they’re so inclined, can see the beauty in a horse, a lion, a whale, and other large animals. We who enjoy macro photography, are able to see “God’s genius,” (or Mother Nature’s genius, if you will) in much smaller things. After seeing the complexity and detail of various insects and arachnids, I think of them not as just “bugs,” but as small animals. When I show family and friends some of my shots, I get a feeling of satisfaction if I see the light come on in one of them.
I still don’t like mosquitoes, roaches, and a few other “pests,” but I’m glad that my expanding world now includes so many more creatures that I do like, than I had ever know before. I feel blessed.
Sorry if I’ve rambled.
This Robber Fly exemplifies what I'm talking about. I find this much more interesting than a picture of an elephant.
IMG_7828_900xa by mistermooster, on Flickr