Insects just lend themselves so well to macro photography, don't they? They live in their own miniature world that we rarely even stop to think about, let alone look at. Even if we do stop and look, we are just not on their scale and we do not see them in all their minute, exquisite detail. This is why I love to take macro shots of insects. That, and the fact that they are always beautiful, always fascinating and their complexity, variety and diversity is almost infinite.
Besides, who doesn't love a photo of a gorgeous butterfly or a splendidly hairy caterpillar?
Now that you have oooohed and ahhhed over my photos (at least, I hope you have), I am going to do something that I always promised myself that I would never do on my blog. I always said that I would never promote myself or beg for comments or try to boost my readership in any way. I am very happy when someone comes to read my blog, even happier when they comment (well, so long as it is a nice comment, obviously), but I always said that I would just take what came along and be happy with that. But, I guess I have decided that the time has come, for once in my life, to try blowing my own trumpet. I can't actually play the trumpet, so I have to ask your indulgence to help with this one, dear reader(s). So, as I hang my head in shame, blush awkwardly, clasp my hands behind my back while shuffling my feet nervously, I shall timidly ask you, with modest decorum ........ NOMINATE ME!!!!!!!!!
OK, OK, so I know I shouldn't ask, but, as my Grandma (or was it my Mum?) always used to say "Don't ask, don't get." So I am asking for your nominations for the Canadian Blog Awards 2010. Just go here to sing my praises ....... if you want to ......... but don't feel as though you have to or anything .......... but I would be ever-so-grateful and all.
I can't believe I just did that.
For more Macro Monday, go here.