"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

That Odd One Is Sometimes The Best Subject

So many times, it is that odd looking one that turns out to be your best subject when you are out exploring and searching for something a bit different.
I was out in the garden this past season, looking at all of the daylily seedlings that I hybridize when I noticed this lone stamen gracefully coming from the throat of a richly colored rose/purple daylily. The other stamens were stunted and never matured.
It was as if it were calling me to come take a look!

© 2006 – Michael Brown
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The light was already perfect that morning, with a slight breeze blowing.
I set the camera up on the tripod, and shot this with the Canon 100mm macro and 2X teleconverter.
1/400 sec. @ f2.8
ISO 400
Plamp attached from tripod to the scape of the daylily to steady it.

So, next time you are out exploring, look for the odd, the different.
Plan this year to have a more open and creative mind when you are out shooting.
Plan on being different with the way that you look at things, more than you have at any other time in the past!
If you can achieve that one thing, “to be different”, I bet it will take you in your photography where you have never been before.
It is like giving yourself a treat every time you go out to shoot, and you will almost always come home with something very different than the norm!

My eyes are getting heavy!
Gd’nite gang!!

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January 19, 2006 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, daylily, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hemerocallis, horticulture, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. Beautiful, could’t agree with you more. I beleive this lesson is the most important one for all photographers.

    Also I need to congratulate on wonderful blog you have here. It’s great to know your blog and I am learning and refreshing my ideas lot here.

    Comment by Suresh Gundappa | January 7, 2007

  2. Thanks Suresh, … and thanks for the kind comments!

    Comment by macroartinnature | January 7, 2007

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