As humans we’re all attracted to flowers. Not the same way insects are of course, but for other reasons you may find interesting. All the reasons below is why I’m attracted to flowers and ultimately macro flower photography.
1. Color. This is probably the most obvious. Since most fauna is green, flowers really grab our attention and stick out against all the green foliage. These pops of color pull the eye in, especially brighter colors like red or yellow.
2. Smell. Most flowers have a sweet or pleasant smell, and even though that smell is to attract the attention of insects, us humans find joy in “smelling the roses”. Almost all perfumes start out with the scent of a flower. As humans we too are drawn to things that smell good.
3. Shape. Flowers have such unique shapes that aren’t seem much in foliage, like leaves. They have unusual petal shapes and pistols lengths. Humans are always attracted to things that make them wonder why.
4. Flowers die. The fleeting transience of flowers seems to make them that much more precious. We know they have a short life span and then they die so we tend to appreciate them that more and want to bring them into our home.