"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Rose Stamen – 50mm Reversed Lens

“Rose Stamen”
© 2006 – Michael Brown
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Canon 100mm macro & Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens in reverse
Tripod, macro slider, reflectors
0.4 sec. @ f32
ISO 200

Out shooting for the next few days or so, so will see everyone when I return.
Thanks again gang,

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March 4, 2006 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, Digital, DSLR, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography | , , , , ,


  1. Rich colors & details. WOW!

    Comment by Patty | March 4, 2006

  2. Beautiful Mike.. i love the way the light has fallen..

    Comment by Leisa | March 4, 2006

  3. Outstanding Michael, may be my favorite. You got the lighting just right. Love the sharp detail and boldness of the comp. Just wonderful.

    Comment by askme2flashU | March 4, 2006

  4. this is spectacular. Truly love this image. Is this background part of the flower or a seperate background….? Did you shoot the flower intact or detach the stamen – thx much — Bill Nyman

    Comment by Bill Nyman | March 4, 2006

  5. Amazing. Talk about up close and personal. Now I know where the design and colors for a twinkie are derived. Or maybe I’m just hungry. :-)

    Best wishes on your shooting endeavors. I anticipate some beauties for us all and valuable lessons.

    Comment by Marc | March 4, 2006

  6. This one will surely become one of my all time favourites!

    Comment by KPK | March 4, 2006

  7. My goodness, are you usuing a microscope now?! That’s incredible.

    Bring back some good stuff for us Michael.

    Comment by Monterey John | March 4, 2006

  8. another beautifull picture.

    also i wanted to let you know i linked to your site from my photolog.

    Comment by RensNL | March 4, 2006

  9. Beautiful as usual! You keep amazing me!

    Have fun out shooting!

    Comment by Doris | March 4, 2006

  10. Thanks gang!

    Stepped inside for a moment and thought I would check in while some images downloaded.

    Bill, this particular stamen was still intact to the bud.
    While peeling away those layers, when you get closer to where the stamens are, you will first see 1 or 2 stamens that might be sticking out by themselves. Then, as you get even closer to the center, they will be more massed together.
    I personally like to shoot the ones that are by themselves.

    Although the inside of the young buds of the camelia seem so clean, crisp, and fresh looking on the inside, you do sometimes run across a blemish or two on the petals still.
    This shot had a couple of very small blemishes at the lower left, and one at the upper right.
    I could have left them as is, but with the way the lighting was hitting the subject and the overall feel that I wanted, I chose to go with a touch of cloning to bring about the “crisp/clean/fresh” look.

    And Rensnl, … thanks for the link.
    Will be adding some links here later when I decide which way to go with the blog template.

    Again gang, … thanks for looking!
    Back to work now!! :)

    Comment by MBrown | March 4, 2006

  11. This wonderful. Love the contrasting colors.

    Have a good time!

    Comment by Solaria | March 4, 2006

  12. looks fantastic against that dark background. Looks very precious the way you’ve captured it.

    Comment by tuan | March 4, 2006

  13. Love being able to see the detail – so sharp. Knowing you’ll be bring back great work will keep us eagerly waiting for your return.

    Comment by Micki | March 5, 2006

  14. Awesome macro Mike! Good luck with the photo shoot, looking forward to your return..cheers mate

    Comment by david | March 5, 2006

  15. Nice. The background color nicely fits for the foreground color. One of the photography outing in singapore, the freelance professional gave me the color wheel to select the background color, based on the foreground color.
    Basically this can be used for studio lighting.I have checked this image colors with that wheel and its perfectly fits. I really love the god creation. I browsed your site and all your images are really fantastic.

    Comment by suresh | March 5, 2006

  16. Beautiful! This is one of my favorites. The colors are spectatular.

    Comment by Sandy | March 5, 2006

  17. Hi Michael, beautiful work as always, and as i promised here i am back again and enjoying your Blog.
    Finally got mine up and running :)
    Thanks to the encouragement i recieved from some of your friends.
    You mention on here on your blog that if we like it then we should tell you that you are doing soemthing right. Well you are
    see: http://lightscape-images.com/wordpress/?page_id=17

    Comment by neil | March 5, 2006

  18. Your photographs inspire me. Often my jaw just drops when your page opens. I can’t think of a higher compliment!

    Comment by Donna Hughes | March 5, 2006

  19. Super colour and detail, very sexy indeed.

    Comment by John | March 5, 2006

  20. This is a great shot!

    Comment by Nina Kuriloff | March 5, 2006

  21. Superb Michael, what e Camellia stamen…Amazing…Absolutely beautiful!

    Comment by lino from Oz | March 5, 2006

  22. so pretty!!! Love the colors and lighting.

    Comment by Jill | March 5, 2006

  23. First time I have visited. This shot is just stunning, with its rich colors! Look forward to seeing more.

    Marcelo Vilares

    Comment by Anonymous | March 6, 2006

  24. Stunning image! Great colors too :)

    Comment by sil | March 6, 2006

  25. As usual another great shot. I have to get me a good marco…


    The better part of one’s life consists of his friendships.
    –Abraham Lincoln

    Creative Vision… Unique Ideas

    Comment by Jeff | March 6, 2006

  26. Well, as everyone before me has said already, this is stunning, maybe one of your best. I say “maybe” because it’s so difficult to make distinctions between stunning, perfect, and brilliant! :)

    Do you have any photographs of the whole camelia flower?

    Comment by Judith Polakoff | March 6, 2006

  27. Brilliant! You always amaze me Mike. Come back soon.

    Comment by Markarian | March 6, 2006

  28. Wow impressive colors!

    Comment by Jules | March 7, 2006

  29. Whoa! Way cool. I need to get a super macro and take some photos like that. This is an awesome photo!

    Comment by Mark Aplet | March 8, 2006

  30. Wow, fantastic. That looks so abstract, a fantastic example of your macro art.

    Comment by BobC | March 8, 2006

  31. Another beautiful macro.

    Comment by Joy | March 8, 2006

  32. There isn’t any praise I could lavish on you that hasn’t already been stated, but I really like the dark ruby color of the background and the soft, subtle lighting. Very beautiful!

    Comment by andy | March 9, 2006

  33. Beautiful beautiful beautiful! I love the colours – and just everything about it really!

    Comment by Charlotte | March 9, 2006

  34. Thanks again everyone, … and Judith, no, I did not get any shots of the whole flower, as I was way to wrapped up in getting real close! :)

    Comment by MBrown | March 10, 2006

  35. very beautiful macro photo.

    Comment by doro | March 12, 2006

  36. Love the colors! Nice job!!

    Comment by Mohammed | March 13, 2006

  37. Fantastic!

    Comment by Mark Schacter | March 14, 2006

  38. Just realized after all this time that I had “camelia stamen” in the title, when in fact, this is a “rose stamen”.
    I have been shooting them both over the past few years, and can easily get them mixed up if I’m not careful.

    Whoops, ….. my bad!

    Comment by macroartinnature | April 20, 2007

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