One of the most amazing mini-worlds is of moss. But anything done in macro shows things we don’t even realize are there. The bits of red that show in the “no longer fuzzy” photo were a surprise to me too.
Despite a lifetime of loving pussy willows, I’ve never seen one this way. It’s such a fine photo. I’m amazed again and again at the surprising realities macro photography can reveal, and this one really surprised me.
I also missed this stage of the willow’s flowers for many years and I don’t understand why. Perhaps at about the time the catkins are in their initial furry stage other flowers begin to blossom and attention turns to them instead of following the development of the willow flowers.