Everything made by human hands looks terrible under magnification–crude, rough, and asymmetrical. But in nature every bit of life is lovely. And the more magnification we use, the more details are brought out, perfectly formed, like endless sets of boxes within boxes
― Roman Vishniac

I don’t believe that first sentence. Human hands makes some incredible things. But I firmly believe the rest of the quote and these are the details I love to see, record, and share. Patti challenges us to share details this week, so without further ado, here are mine.

The devil is in the detail” is an idiom that refers to a catch or mysterious element hidden in the details. It derives from “God is in the detail” attributed to German-born architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe (1886-1969). Earlier on Gustave Flaubert (1821-1880) said “Le bon Dieu est dans le detail.” Meaning that things seem simple at first but are more complex or require more time and effort than expected. The earlier idea is that details are important; whatever one does should be done thoroughly.

― Gustave Flaubert

Beware the person who won’t be bothered with details.― William Feather

Details are important, be observant. ― Deyth Banger

  1. Yes, the first sentence has exceptions but the rest, as you say, is perfectly true.

  2. Amy says:

    Beautiful details in nature! So beautifully captured.,Thank you for sharing, Janet!

  3. Tina Schell says:

    These are wonderful examples and quotes Janet. Is that last image a fabric or curtain?

  4. de Wets Wild says:

    Fabulous entries for this week’s challenge, Janet!

  5. Su Leslie says:

    I’m with you on the first quote Janet — and I love the images you have chosen.

  6. Sue says:

    Great details, Janet!

  7. viveka says:

    Janet, beautiful take on the topic … I think nature provides more details than anything else. But my pick has to be the fabric. Lovely post.

  8. pattimoed says:

    Intriguing shots, Janet. Lovely post. I keep coming back to your last shot of the sheer curtain. The details are marvelous.

  9. TinyJeremy says:

    Nice one

  10. I like the comparison between your first and last photos, Janet. Hard and pointy vs. soft and silky. Nice work.

  11. Leya says:

    We share a love of details – and your post is lovely!

  12. Thought provoking quotes. Beautifully detailed captures. A great first post to start my day! I will be looking out for the little details today!

    • It makes me happy to read that. There are so many beautiful little details that are mostly missed in the hurry of life and only seeing the big picture. Enjoy them!


  13. anne leueen says:

    I love these quotes and your photos compliment them so well. Great response to this challenge.

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