I always thought that to take a macro view of things was to step back and look at the bigger picture - as in macro-economics. It seems a little strange to me that in photography a macro view means to get in close and look at the details.
The calendar tells us that summer is waning, even though today the thermometer climbed to 33C/92F again. The weather people are forecasting a high of 16C/61F for Saturday ! I decided that I'd better take a stroll around the gardens again and capture those late summer blooms before they succumb to fall weather. I'm glad we're able to take a macro view of plants and flowers which reveal details that the unaided eye (at least mine) doesn't see.
(60mm f14 1/200 sec ISO200)
this portulaca must have come up from re-seeding - I haven't planted any here for 2 years! There are now about 6 plants with varying colours. I noticed that the hotter the weather and the poorer and drier the soil, the better portulacas do
(60mm f14 1/25 sec ISO800)
I only planted morning glories once, and they too keep re-seeding themselves. This one found its way through the rocks
this is actually a weed and the flower is less than 1cm / 1/2 inch in size, but it looked photogenic
(60mm f3.5 1/100 sec ISO200)
these are phlox, just waiting to unfurl their petals
(60mm f22 1/10 sec ISO200)
and here's a bouquet of phlox (still in the ground though)