"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

A Simple Flower Macro – The “Cram It” Method

Here again is a flower image that is a bit different than normally seen, and created simply by using my proven “cram it” method. (I’ll patent it!) : )
A client gave me some ideas for a piece that they wanted, and I came up with this. They accepted a piece that was very similar to this one in its composition. A fun and different piece!

© 2007 – Michael Brown
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This image was created by simply cramming the Canon 100mm macro & Kenko 2x teleconverter down into the flowers, shooting wide open, and using selective focus for a certain area while letting the rest of the image to become a total blur.

If you wish, you can go to the “search” box over to your right, type in the word “cram”, and come up with other posts that has the “cram it” method or explanation mentioned.

Thanks for looking everyone,

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February 20, 2007 - 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, photoshop | , , , , ,


  1. I just love all your macros! They are simply amazing!


    Comment by Karl | February 20, 2007

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  3. Ok…I’m off to search “cram”. Hats off (if I wore one) to this technique. It’s a great look–soft & serene.

    Comment by Photo Buffet | February 21, 2007

  4. Thanks guys!

    Basically, all it is, is to cram your lens in there and not caring it there is anything in front of your lens, or even touching the front of your lens.
    Simply try to get a wash of rich blurred colors in one area, while having another area within the frame to be detailed.

    It’s fun, … and can be captivating!

    Comment by macroartinnature | February 21, 2007

  5. OK, I’m convinced. I’ll be cramming this weekend! Hmmm, sounds like college! :-)

    Comment by paul | February 21, 2007

  6. wow. this is the first time i saw shots like this.

    Comment by Margarette Rona | February 21, 2007

  7. Beautiful, really. Cram on!

    Comment by damewigginsoflee | February 21, 2007

  8. I saw ur post that you are looking for photo: and Art blog..

    here is one.. but it’s painting blog…

    Comment by Michael Sync | February 21, 2007

  9. Great tip as usual and photo is beautiful.

    Comment by Andriy | February 21, 2007

  10. nice…

    Comment by abu ameerah | February 22, 2007

  11. Thanks guys!

    And, ….. will get to everyone’s site here soon.
    Suddenly got a bit busy, and will catch up shortly.

    Comment by macroartinnature | February 22, 2007

  12. Mike…ok, I did some experimental cramming and came up with one that I posted today–Floral Art #6. I’d like to work a bit on a sharper focus in one area, but I thought it was interesting (and fun!) how this cram method works. You really need to beat a path to the patent office, y’know.

    Comment by Photo Buffet | February 22, 2007

  13. now that’s my kinda shot!! beautiful Mike :)

    Comment by Cindy | February 22, 2007

  14. Great shot michael.. this is the reason i want a macro lens ;)

    Comment by Matthijs | February 22, 2007

  15. an amazing work, mike.
    it looks fantastic.
    i wished i had a quarter the skills of PS that you have.

    Comment by sabinche | February 23, 2007

  16. looks lovely!

    Comment by YenYen | February 23, 2007

  17. Bonnie, Cindy, Matt, Sabinche, Yen, … thanks guys!

    Comment by macroartinnature | February 23, 2007

  18. Amazing pics! Guess you know that. :D

    Comment by mia4you | February 23, 2007

  19. Thanks mia’!

    Comment by macroartinnature | February 23, 2007

  20. beautiful.

    Comment by Intern | February 24, 2007

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