Macro photography is like meditation. To do it right, you just have to get lost in the moment and focus on nothing else. The extremely limited depth of field and odd subjects allow for surreal and abstract images of natural things It is definitely not for everyone, but I love it.
Blister beetle on Texas thistle, Rio Grande Plain between San Antonio and the Gulf Coast, Texas, USA. Canon 1Ds Mark III. 180mm + 1.4x teleconverter. ISO 800. f/8 @ 1/80 second. EV +1. Fill Flash, probably -1.