Nature does not turn out her work according to a single pattern; she prides herself upon her power of variation.Seneca the Younger
Sometimes the most effective photographs of natural subjects (plants, animals, even entire landscapes) can be achieved by getting so close that the subject’s outline disappears. The eye is drawn to the patterns that nature creates and sees the subject anew.
I have seen the fashion designer Alexander McQueen credited with saying that ‘Nature is the best designer’, although I suspect he isn’t the only person to have made that observation. And the camera is such an effective tool in demonstrating the truth of it.
Here is a small selection of my photos from various places that meet Cee’s brief for this week’s CFFC topic of ‘Patterns in Nature’.
[I have used that last image in a previous post, but it’s too appropriate not to repeat it here]