There is nothing I like better than getting a good close up of a flower, bee or butterfly. I am fascinated by seeing the intimate structure of living things.
Flowers are great – they don’t move about (except in the wind) and you can usually get a good look at them, even without a still photograph.
Insects are a different matter though. A lot of my pictures end up blurry and not very sharp – or with half a bee as it takes off before the shutter has clicked fully. But when you do get that good close up – the detail can be amazing. I also find it a very useful tool when trying to identify a species I am not familiar with.
This post was inspired by this week’s photo challenge – Detail