"Macro Art In Nature"

Explorations in the artistic world of macro photography.

In Nature Photography, Crawl It, Cram It, Compose It, Shoot It!

This is the first image that I ever posted on “Macro Art In Nature”.
It is probably the one image that got me started with crawling, cramming, selectively composing, and shooting.
Yes, … it is pure hell on one’s neck, but I will have a remedy for that soon!
I have mentioned many times in the past about cramming the lens into your subject area, most of the time it has been a flower, but you will find more compositions than you could ever dream of simply by doing that belly crawl down on the ground, shooting wide open, … letting the inspiration slap you silly!
Not sure how this method of shooting would effect anyone who tries it, but for me, it is without a doubt the best wake up call in the world!
Created this piece with the Canon 100mm macro.

“Reverie”
“In Their World” – Series

© 2005 – Michael Brown
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There are two “old” online buddies who have started a journal that I would like to draw attention to.

The first is a journal called “Nature Diary”, by Tom Whelan.
I have known Tom for a number of years now and got to know him even better when we buddied up as moderators in the Flora/Macro forum over at NatureScapes.Net.
Tom is a great photographer!
He shoots a little bit of everything as well, … from macro to birds.
I shoot birds too, ….. but only when I am in heavy traffic! : )
So if you have a moment, pay Tom a visit and give him a hello.
Just tell him that some redneck down in South Carolina sent you!!

Good ol’ boy Carl Donohue, … is one outstanding photographer!
Carl has a journal now called “Skolai Images”.
I do not have to say much about Carl’s work, as you will understand when viewing his work, that the images pretty much speak for themselves!
From the U.S. to South America, … this ol’ boy gets around!
So pay him a visit as well. I think you will enjoy this one!

Well, … that’s it for today.
I will not be posting much in the coming weeks, as today I happily got “slammed” with a whole bunch of work to do.
Will spend the coming days answering some e-mails that I am way behind on, … then it’s time for the creativity to come alive.
And, ….. I am going to have fun while doing it!
“Having fun” is always an important element in photography. Remember that!

Now, … everyone go out and find your field of dreams!!

Mike

“Macro Art In Nature”

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“Dragonfly” – A Minimalistic View In Nature Photography.

Many times, I simply like to pull back and not worrying about getting close, … to show the main subject in the world in which it lives.
This shot is a even more minimalistic view than what I normally will get, as most of the time I would prefer to get at least a hint of detail or patterns in the background. This image contains virtually no background details.

“Slaty Skimmer Dragonfly”
Minimalistic View
© 2005 – Michael Brown
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Canon 75-300mm lens
1/200 sec. @ f5.6
ISO 100

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