“Art is born of the observation and investigation of nature.”
Perhaps what I love most about photography is that it helps me to see things I might otherwise overlook. I find this is especially true of macro photography.
Take this poppy, for instance: Each pod is filled with hundreds of tiny black seeds (like the ones you get on bagels or in poppyseed muffins). Unlike most seedpods, which must open up to reveal the seeds within, the poppy has a distinct mechanism for seed distribution. See those holes beneath the cap which, to me at least, looks like a crown? As the pod dries and withers (it is originally quite plump and round), the holes enlarge. When the wind blows and the poppy stalks sway, seeds are released through those holes. If you cut the stalk and turn the pod upside down, the seeds all come spilling out. Quite ingenious, don't you think?
What have you discovered by taking time to look more closely, whether with or without a camera?