Just throwing in one more shot even though today is the first of June and MacroMay is over until next year. It's funny (like hmmm funny, not ha-ha funny) when I think about how last year I made it until the middle of the month and then gave up, partly because I was lazy and partly because I got distracted. I think I was way more excited about it this year, which gave me greater momentum going into the project and helped me push me past the slump in the middle. I was determined, dagnabbit! When I think about why macro shots in general appeal to me so much, it's pretty clear: it's because macros facilitate abstraction and easily break the subject down from an object to patterns and colors (like a painting). Also, I think it reflects the way I approach people and objects in my everyday life. I like to appreciate the beautiful little parts that make up a whole. Alright, so enough with the navel-gazing! Thanks to everyone who played along. I've thoroughly enjoyed looking at everyone's photos in the Flickr pool. Here's to MacroMay!