I love the intricate little landscapes that can be found within flowers. When you explore a flower at two times life-size, you will often discover unexpected properties. For example, the gerbera daisy in my Golden Rings piece has concentric rows of tiny flowers that form rings around the center’s hair-like strands. It’s like having a thousand little blooms hidden inside the larger daisy. If you were just looking at the daisy by itself from a distance, you’d see it and never know that the rest of those inner blooms existed. That’s one of the biggest reasons why I love shooting macro. To me, this composition feels like the sun with its white-hot center and ever increasingly cooler yellows and golds moving outward. The high level of captured detail allows single strands, pollen, and surface textures to be seen.