Here is a great post from Junsjazz on close up photos of nature and how to learn to see what is there to photograph.
Close up photography opens up a whole new dimension for us. It exposes a world that we normally do not see, details that are usually missed. These are things that can be observed only upon closer inspection. Why do we miss them in our everyday, casual look around?
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Here are two photos wher I tried to see the beauty that was there by going up close