The small great things too easy to miss
Often when seeking into the woods with the camera my focus is barely on returning home with a new bucket load of great nature images.
The camera is just an excuse, well, even a catalyzer of great nature experiences. Because getting out there is what it’s all about.
The silent noise of the trees slowly moving in the wind. The sound of birds busy occupied by their nest building chores. The smell of fresh leaves and of wet soil.
The feeling of unlimitedness, of nature’s profound complexity, of being a small but free part of something far greater than imaginable.
The intriguing feeling that something’s going on. Something out of my perceptive reach. Like I’m ignorantly stomping around like an elephant in a porcelain shop if I’m not very careful.
I sense a delicate and complex world on a level I can hardly understand. And if I take my time, If I just sit down on the forest floor and wait, this secret world will reveal itself.
This grass grows in water in a small swamp area in my favorite forest close to home. It’s nothing really – at first sight. I almost passed it seeking something more obvious like the wood anemones.
But the light caught my eye. Backlit by the setting sun the grass glowed looking like little green flames. And when getting all the way down on their level I discovered they were indeed something.
It’s easy to miss. And so much more rewarding to discover.
Just like most things in nature…
Nikon D300S + 70-200mm. VRII.