I was getting a closeup of this just emerging Poppy bloom. Bright sunlight, harsh shadows, and an ongoing tour of my brother’s garden did not leave me much time for review of what I was capturing.
Something drew me in to a complete opposite point of view of this flower. I wanted to get the textured backside of the bloom, not just the red flower. So I carefully traipsed across freshly laid mulch – after asking permission and getting an affirmative from my brother, the master gardener. I fired off a few well composed frames and we moved on.
I have processed other flowers from that garden walk, and have gone over this one several times, only to abandon it and move onto a different flower or bush or tree for my daily post. Only when I blew it up to three times normal view, did I see the green insect that is at the upper left of the green shell of the bloom.
The insect popped out at me. I was so amazed that I had to back out to a normal view, then zoom in again to make sure I was seeing what in fact was there, but I had missed so completely before. I don’t know what kind of insect it is, just that it is showing its backside to the camera. I’m still befuddled that I did not see it before now.
How many other things in this world escape my attention for lack of careful examination? Countless is their number, I’m certain.