Macro photography is always a good time, because so many things look amazing up close. Things that we ignore either because it isn’t interesting, or we don’t even notice it. In this case, what looked like just a bland patch of moss actually contained an assortment of things. Sprouts, spikey things, curly things.
Having a macro lens, or extension tubes, or just a reverse ring and regular lens are a great way to see things up close. Couple that with a flash to illuminate things enough to be able to shoot handheld, and you’ll find all kinds of great stuff.
This was shot with my 90mm Macro lens, shooting at 1/50 of a second with an f22 aperture and ISO 400. I was holding a bare flash in my hand near the lens.