I would like to start this post with my favorite piece of prose; the beginning of William Blakes Auguries of Innocence

To see a world in a grain of sand,
And a heaven in a wild flower,
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand,
And eternity in an hour.

An ode to the things that pass by our notice undetected in the bustle of our day to day lives. If we slow down occasionally and explore the details in which god supposedly dwells we are rewarded with a renewed sense of wonder and awe.

Below are some macro photos Ive taken which capture this sense of beauty and depth. All were shot with a nikon d70 with a micro nikkor 55mm with a 2x tele-extender.

Water Drop on leaf

Water acting as an additional lens magnifying the leafs cellular structure

Mushroom Gills and Spores

Mushroom Gills and Spores

Orgeon Coast Glass Sponge

Glass Sponge from the Oregon Coast

Shell does anyone know what kind?

Unknown seashell does anyone know what this is?

Not a dandelion

Not a dandelion but you get the idea – five inches in diameter

Pyritized Ammonite

Pyritized Ammonite Fossil

Seashell

Chicoreus Nobilis (2 inches in length) 120-140m (Shikama 1972)

A second drop

Another leaf photo

Fluorite and Barite - Berbes Spain

Fluorite and Barite – Berbes Spain

 

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