"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

Aster Flower Macro. Creative Cropping.

It’s simple.
Give the buyers and designers what they want!
If they have a certain area on a wall that they want to fill, and want to have it cropped, … then let them have it.
Creative cropping of images and “oddball” sizing seems to be the “in thing” to do with designers.
This image was roughly cropped about 25% off the left side, and about 10% off the bottom.
The image was ran through Noise Ninja to help reduce a bit of the noise, then the image was interpolated up to roughly 70mb in size.
Final print size was 72 inches by 38, ….. (if I remember correctly). : )

Now I admit, that the purist/artist sometimes will rear his head up in me, and I will tell them “no”, … there will be no cropping of this particular image. There are certain images that one can become emotionally attached to, and one simply can not change it for anyone!
Most of the time though, … I will give them what they want.
Keeping them happy helps that phone to ring again!

© 2006 – Michael Brown
* Copying/downloading of images is prohibited.



Thanks for looking everyone!

Michael Brown – Photographer

“Macro Art In Nature” – Website


March 28, 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. Michael,

    Your images are stunning! Thanks also for sharing your wonderful photo and business tips.

    Sherri Meyer

    Comment by smeyer | March 28, 2007

  2. I’m glad we rediscovered your new blog presence. This image just blows me away.

    Comment by BobC | March 28, 2007

  3. How wonderful. I love these soft colours. Once again a great job.

    Comment by Fiona | March 28, 2007

  4. Mike, this is a treasure. I like the results of your cropping. Where to crop is always a dilemma for me. The length of this photo has a perfect feel to it. Nice!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | March 28, 2007

  5. Very nice looking image. Thanks for sharing such a colorful image.

    Comment by Joel Toe | March 29, 2007

  6. Thanks guys!

    Comment by macroartinnature | March 29, 2007

  7. Mike

    I love the softness & the composition of this.

    You are the King!!

    Comment by Charlie | March 30, 2007

  8. Simply a work of art my friend!

    Comment by Dalantech | March 30, 2007

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