Part of what I like about macro photography is that it gives you what is actually there but by focusing on a small portion of a plant, flower, tree, you get an entirely different image than what you are able to see with the naked eye.I can almost see the flower fairies hiding inside the secret world of the secret garden.
Sometimes a portion of a flower will look like rich fabric and other times like an entire enchanted kingdom, at least in my fanciful mind.
Part of my problem with wide, landscape photography is I mentally add and subtract, soften here, define edges there, so when I take a shot I'm expecting what I have created in my mind without conscious thought. Then I look at the shot and of course it has nothing to do with this mental process which was happening.
On the other hand, with macro shots, I get even more that I imagine and it can be a springboard for my imagination. I can create entire worlds that live within a single flower.
However, I still want to get better at the wider shots. Below is the big oak which gives me shade in front of my house in the summer.
I actually have three different oak trees in my front yard. The shot isn't as interesting to me as some of the macros, but I can see all the birds and squirrels which are hanging out up there when I look at the photo. However, none of them are visible in that shot except in my over developed imagination. They also are almost certainly not having the detailed conversations that I imagine. Such as, be careful, that scary lady with the weird object in her hand is trying to shoot you. Hurry, hurry, hide here.