"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

The Normally Unseen Views In Nature Photography.

“Camelia Stamens”
© 2005 – Michael Brown
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Some of you may remember the other images already posted within this blog of the camelia stamens, and this is another example of those unseen views in nature.
I do enjoy seeing and photographing something in its early stages, and with the camelia blooms, a individual can take a young bud that is a week or two from opening and slowly peel the young fresh petals away until you get closer to the center of the bud, exposing the stamens.
The stamens and petals look so fresh and clean, and many times you can find a composition with a somewhat sculpted look.
Composition, rich colors, details, a feel of freshness in a normally unseen world, ….. I love it!

Canon 100mm macro, & Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens attached in reverse.
Tripod, macro slider, available light and 3 reflectors
4 sec. @ f32
ISO 100

Thanks for looking everyone!



February 23, 2006 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hemerocallis, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. Again….I’m lost for words…..
    What an Excellent shot of this beautiful Camellia.
    A Professor in macro photography.

    Comment by lino from Oz | February 23, 2006

  2. You have so much attention to beautiful detail in these flowers. I really love the colors and detail, this came out amazing.

    Comment by noushin | February 23, 2006

  3. The composition, light and colors are perfect. This one is so graphical, love it.

    Comment by Arash Sharifi | February 23, 2006

  4. This photograph is an example of why shooting macro is my favorite method of photography. You can explore a universe within the palm of your hand. Just like the William Blake poem says..

    Good job. Quite simply, superb.

    Comment by solaria | February 23, 2006

  5. Amazing! sorry, but my English isn´t enough… can´t find more words!

    Comment by markisen | February 23, 2006

  6. Beatiful Mike. A great idea. My camelias are just now opening, maybe I can catch a bloom and try this technique myself.

    Comment by Joy | February 23, 2006

  7. Oh my goodness, that is quite a procedure. I think I’ll lay down and take a nap :)

    Marvelous piece.

    Comment by Monterey John | February 23, 2006

  8. A pleasure to view! Super sharpness and fine colors.

    Comment by KPK | February 24, 2006

  9. Wow! Detail, color…..wow!

    Also loved the wet dragonfly photo!

    Such beauty & inspiration.

    Comment by Patty | February 24, 2006

  10. I love how you show people images in nature that you would not normally see! To me, that is the enjoyment/satisfaction of macro photography.

    Comment by David Kleinert | February 24, 2006

  11. The love of the work you do photographically shows in the quality of your photographs. This photo looks like a swirl of pink frosting on a cake with little yellow flowers piped in. Wonderful!

    Comment by Micki | February 24, 2006

  12. Beautiful portrait of the unborn bloom!

    Comment by Cool Daddio | February 24, 2006

  13. Absolutely, amazingly beautiful.

    Comment by Paul | February 24, 2006

  14. Lovely and sensuous. Keep up the good work.

    Comment by Mr. Don | February 24, 2006

  15. Very beautiful macro. I agree, it seems sensuous and just perfect.

    Comment by VelviaPix, feeling of color | February 24, 2006

  16. enjoy your site wonderfully, just posted a website myself, myself with similar years under the belt. I will visit back. Bill Nyman


    Comment by bill nyman | February 24, 2006

  17. enjoy your site wonderfully, just posted a website myself, myself with similar years under the belt. I will visit back. Bill Nyman


    Comment by Bill Nyman | February 24, 2006

  18. it’s amazing to realize this is something from nature! it seems so much like something that should be synthtically modeled in plastic or vinyl. this is an excellent macro. great work!

    Comment by matthew | February 24, 2006

  19. I love the composition of this shot. Beautiful colors, as usual. Keep posting, we love it.

    Comment by Kyle | February 25, 2006

  20. The yellow really pops from the pink… amazing how nature combines such colors perfectly.

    Comment by nina | February 25, 2006

  21. sensual ! erotic ! (guess a flower is that) … cheers mate ! …

    Comment by wildpic | February 26, 2006

  22. I love the texture of this…it looks like icing decorations on a cake.

    Comment by matt | February 26, 2006

  23. looks kinda gross, but thats because you’ve captured it so well.

    Comment by tuan | February 26, 2006

  24. Thanks everyone for the comments.
    Appreciate them all!

    Comment by MBrown | February 28, 2006

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