“Art is all in the details.”
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 🙂
“The details are not the details. They make the design.”
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.
“Details create the big picture.”
And what about the beauty of her eggs, hidden in a nest of twigs built lovingly by the egret and her mate?
Nature creates amazing patterns on some of her smallest creatures, who in turn create patterns of their own.
“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.
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.