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Weekly Photo Challenge – Lost in the Details

“Art is all in the details.”

Christian Marclay

ANTS IN THE PLANT
ANTS IN THE PLANTS

This week we’ve been challenged to get “Lost in the Details”, which as a photographer is one of my favorite things.  Often times, such as in the photos above and below, we see things that we would otherwise have missed.  I’d definitely have missed this little tree frog, which was no more than a few inches in length and fit neatly inside his chosen leaf 🙂

TINY TREE FROG
TINY TREE FROG

“The details are not the details.  They make the design.”

Charles Eames

Without focusing our lens on detail, we might never see the delicate lace pattern on what would otherwise have been viewed as a weed, or the intricacies of an egret’s wings as she stretches to clean them.

DANDELION, PRE-BREEZE
DANDELION, BEFORE THE BREEZE

 

WINGS OF WHITE
WINGS OF WHITE

“Details create the big picture.”

Sanford Weill

And what about the beauty of her eggs, hidden in a nest of twigs built lovingly by the egret and her mate?

EGRETS TO-BE
EGRETS TO-BE

Nature creates amazing patterns on some of her smallest creatures, who in turn create patterns of their own.

WEB WEAVING
WEB WEAVING

“In a major matter, no details are small.”

Paul De Gondi

And speaking of patterns, who can resist the glorious detail of flowers.  Their rich colors, lines and textures seem to reach out to invite us to smell or touch them.

CAMELLIA CORE
CAMELLIA CORE
CABBAGE LEAF
CABBAGE VEINS

A grand landscape or a beautiful portrait can be a feast for the eyes.  But let us remember to recognize and appreciate the little things hiding so carefully behind the big picture.  To enjoy more of them, visit the other entries in this week’s challenge here.

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106 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge – Lost in the Details Leave a comment

  1. What delightful details you’ve shown us Tina !
    A full dandelion clock but oh so easily disturbed by the slightest ruffle 😉
    and I love the egret eggs – what a pretty colour they are .

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