Macro Photography has caught the attention of
many people who without the aid of a microscope
have never actually seen the surfaces in extreme
close up, that they only assumed were uniform and
inherently lacking in interest.

In the case of insects, seeing a butterfly's wing
covered in brilliant parrot-like "feathers" takes
people by surprise! or as observed in 'the other
thread' become instantly recognizeable as the
inspiration for Geiger, and to the movie "Alien".