Jen H. says macro lenses act as a magnifier, allowing us to see the dainty details in nature that otherwise go unnoticed.
I know there are ghost crabs on the beach. These nearly-translucent, lightning-fast crabs dart out of sight when they see me coming. Nothing like 360-degree swivel-vision to give that little crab the upper hand. So it’s always a treat to spot one during the day. I watch for its burrow hole and tracks.
Joe Burbank captured them on video but he had to shoot at night with a remote-operated, GoPro waterproof, sand-proof camera.
My photograph has a hidden surprise. It’s gray-white, with touches of light brown and blends in with the sand. Can you find it?
When Lydia was 8 she & I were crossing a mountain stream.
She bounded to the further bank. I lingered. Scared.
“Have no fear, Nani!” she exhorted with her hands on her hips,
a proud 4 foot tall, invincible force.
Then she leaned in to grab my hand.
And I too leaped, er, gingerly picked my way across.
She could have been the model for the Wall Street statue taking on the Charging Bull.
A fearless girl.
Fearless Girl helps tentative Nani cross raging brook, a 420 character 9-liner inspired by that Wall Street statue and the raging bull.