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 acting as an additional lens magnifying the leafs cellular structure
Mushroom Gills and Spores
Glass Sponge from the Oregon Coast
Unknown seashell does anyone know what this is?
Not a dandelion but you get the idea – five inches in diameter
Pyritized Ammonite Fossil
Chicoreus Nobilis (2 inches in length) 120-140m (Shikama 1972)
Another leaf photo
Fluorite and Barite – Berbes Spain
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