When I was a kid, I never would have expected that I would own a cell phone, that I would spend a lot of my time sharing things I write via the internet, or that anyone other than James Bond could capture videos with a tiny device that you could hold in your hand. Younger me carried an enormous 126mm camera around with her, took 3.5 inch square photos, and had to take them to a drug store and pay someone to have them developed. Take a moment to appreciate this fact: we can do truly magical things with our phones! Case in point, I took this video last week to test out Instagram’s new video function. A cell phone, an inexpensive macro lens attachment, and a woolly pipevine plant, and here’s what you get:
That’s a pipevine swallowtail caterpillar, munching away on its host plant. How awesome is it that we can do this sort of thing with our phones??