"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Legless Lizard” – Using 75-300mm Lens & Canon 500D Diopter

This legless lizard, or glass lizard, “Ophiosaurus species”, was playing about some of the daylily blooms that were down on the ground.
As he moved throughout some of the flowers, dipping and weaving about in the throats of the flowers, I got down on the ground with the 75-300mm lens which already had the Canon 500D diopter attached, … and took a few.
I could tell that depth might be a problem, so I focused in on the eyes, making that the most important part of the subject.
The very strong gold coloring coming from the flower and the backlighting gave the image a bit of a overwhelming type of color that I did not like, … so I created this conversion that I was pleased with.
Something a bit different!

© 2005 – Michael Brown
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“Legless Lizard”
Ophiosaurus species


Thanks for looking everyone!

This is another image that has been posted before on the old blog journal, but did not transfer during the move over to WordPress.

March 13, 2007 - Posted by | abstract, art, blog, botanical, canon, composition, daylily, Digital, DSLR, fauna, Fine Art Nature Photography, flora, flowers, hemerocallis, hiking, horticulture, landscapes, life, macro, Macro Photographer, nature, Nature Photographer, outdoors, paintings, Photo Blog, photoblog, photography, photoshop, Wildlife | , , , , ,


  1. I like the way the lizard seems to come out of a liquid/foggy background. I find the black and white conversion worked great :)

    Comment by sil63 | March 13, 2007

  2. If you had not explained this photo, I’d have thought this was a snake.
    This looks like your “cram” method on steroids. :-) Never know what to expect next from you!

    Love the haze, and the one-eyed stare from this little guy. Nice work, Mike!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | March 13, 2007

  3. just WOW….very cool

    Comment by shiborigirl | March 13, 2007

  4. Oooo this looks like a snake. Very nicely done!

    Comment by Solaria | March 13, 2007

  5. Thanks guys!

    The wife says it looks like me after I have just been busted by her for doing something naughty!!

    (i better slither away now!)

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 13, 2007

  6. this works so well in b/w.. and the eyes have it!

    Comment by Cindy | March 13, 2007

  7. Hey Michael! I love your new website! My first visit… will be returning. Hope you’re doing well. Jill (Oliver says “Hello”.)

    Comment by Jill | March 13, 2007

  8. I’m thinking Jurassic Park. Wonderful shot Mike.

    Comment by Troy | March 13, 2007

  9. That lizard looks like he’s coming out of time machine or perhaps from another dimension! So nice, Mike!

    Comment by paul | March 13, 2007

  10. A beautiful site. Very nice work!


    Comment by DKO | March 13, 2007

  11. Your blog page is BEAUTIFUL!

    Comment by Nana | March 14, 2007

  12. Perfect use of depth of field, I can feel how he is coming out of the photo right at me!

    Comment by Ralf | March 17, 2007

  13. Converting the original image to black and white actually makes the lizard look a bit glass like. Beautiful work.

    Comment by peter | March 20, 2007

  14. Thanks again everyone!

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 20, 2007

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