"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Knocking On Heaven’s Door – “In Their World” Series

© 2006 – Michael Brown
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He still struggles to survive, to keep moving on, yet his end is near.
Broken, and with only subtle movements left in his body, he is knocking on heaven’s door.
The flower petal is his final resting spot, surrounded by stamen arms that holds him gently, … his death bed.
Sunlight breaks the trees, giving the inside of the flower a steady stream of light.
The light is now brighter.
The little one no longer moves.
The door has opened for him.

I only took one shot, as I felt that this was all that was needed to tell the final story of a little one who once lived inside a mysterious and magical world.

*From my “In Their World” series.

Michael Brown – Photographer

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website

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  1. Beautiful image!! The whites are lovely.

    Comment by micki | May 18, 2006

  2. what you wrote is quite powerful Mike & has meaning – you have portraued this little guy well in your image and words. cheers :)

    Comment by david | May 19, 2006

  3. It really looks like he´s (or she) is on his way to the other world – beautiful and calm.

    Comment by markisen | May 19, 2006

  4. Very deep my brother.

    Comment by Marc | May 19, 2006

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    Comment by Jason A. Zwiker | May 19, 2006

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    Comment by Arash Sharifi | May 20, 2006

  7. Hi micheal,(after a long time!)
    As you mentioned, although he is about to enter the heaven’s door but he still trying to climb, this is what I really like about life. Ahwever the struggle, continue the climb. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and I’m sure you don’t need to hear “your photos are great” because they really are because they are crested by the greater mind.

    Comment by Arash Sharifi | May 20, 2006

  8. Wonderful photograph. I love that you capture these wonderful images within the everyday world. Often it’s a matter of slowing down enough to even notice them.

    Comment by Pam | May 20, 2006

  9. Jeez, Michael. You made me cry. Over an ant.

    Well, not really. You made me think of my beloved cat that died Oct. 18, 2005. I wish I had written something this lovely for him.

    Thank you.

    Comment by picturegrl | May 21, 2006

  10. You can find poetry in everyday life. Well done, Michael :)

    Comment by sil | May 21, 2006

  11. beautiful macro shot, she is today in an other world…

    Greets Holger

    Comment by Anonymous | May 22, 2006

  12. thank you for this beautiful picture !!! (the whites are so smooth and so “harsh”…espacially when we read the “story” of this little one…) I’ll be back…

    Comment by emmy | May 25, 2006

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