"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

“Plum Bloom” Abstract – High-Key Lighting & “Cram It” Method.

This image was posted about a year ago, but did not transfer during the move from Blogger over to WordPress.

This image was created back in 2004, using the Canon 100mm macro and the Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens attached in reverse to the macro.
With some of the images created that day, I used the camera mounted to the tripod and macro slider while moving the flowers on the tree around by hand and into the lens, while others were created by handholding the camera and simply cramming the lens into the flower.
I can’t remember which method I used for this particular shot, but simply wanted something with a abstract feel to it, and also some high-key type lighting.

© 2004 – Michael Brown
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“Plum Bloom”


Canon 100mm macro & reversed Nikkor 50mm 1.4 lens
1/80 sec. @ f5
ISO 400

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  1. Mike, this looks like a beautiful watercolor.
    I like how the light sifts through that middle area. The various shades of color are fantastic…dreamlike!

    Comment by Photo Buffet | April 4, 2007

  2. Beautiful shot. Softness of the detail adds new dimension to the photo.

    Comment by JV | April 5, 2007

  3. I have been watching Ebay for a Nikon 1.4 50 mm – amazing how many of those things that are out there, and how quickly they get snatched up! This certainly has a light and airy feel to it!

    Comment by Mark | April 5, 2007

  4. Thanks guys! :)

    Mark, I found mine at Allans, or Allens Camera, (which ever one it is), up in PA.
    Got it from them for about $35, … less shipping.

    Comment by macroartinnature | April 5, 2007

  5. Mike

    Love this extreme.

    U are always great!!

    Comment by Charlie Tan | April 13, 2007

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