The gift of the eye. The eye that holds a blink for beauty and sees extraordinary out of the small, random, seemingly less important things around; the eye that travels far and wide, always searching for a big dream out from a little something. That is the eye of the Netherlands based macrophotographer called Wil Mijer possess. Check our Beginners’ Guide for Macro Photography.
I stumbled upon her pond of tiny creatures vivid with colors of green and yellow one rainy evening. I was astonished to see a frog that squints and looks closer on a blue colored magic we people call a butterfly. How often do we get to have a pair of eyes for beauty and beauty alone? With frogs as subject for macrophotography, Wil Mijer has to travel to Belgium and Germany to find different species and had to use a 100mm lens as the frogs are so small. The result of which are two pairs of webbed feet hugging the delicate petals of a flower, a set of gaze from a distance waiting for love or rain , and another as if waiting for a kiss of a happy ending to break the spell . Magnified expressions! Magnificent macro photographs of nature’s exquisite beauty! A delight in every detail. A pose choreographed by nature and the Maker.
Looking at this photos, I am thankful and happy to come across works of people passionate about sharing their art, their beauty and the gift of their eye. With no words, only pictures see how Wil Mijer brings a little extra to the ordinary.
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